Book Review: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Have you read this book? You should.

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin is a leadership book that has application on businesses/organizations, groups, and individuals.

At the heart of the book lies this one principle: extreme ownership, and that is what the book is named after.
It’s partly theoretical (it talks about principles) and practical (it talks about ways the reader can apply these principles in real life). Each chapter also begins with the authors’ stories and experiences in the field of battle, so it reads a little bit like a war memoir. The lessons and principles are drawn from these.
I had so many insights, but these are my greatest takeaways:
1. The success or failure of your organization, business, or group, including your family, depends solely on you as the leader.
2. Ego is a good motivator for winning and succeeding, but too much of it will destroy you. You need to be utterly humble as a leader. Keep your ego in check because it’s not about you, it’s about fulfilling the mission of your company or group.
3. Discipline equals freedom. Motivation is overrated. Discipline is the only key to winning and succeeding.
I highly recommend it! Go here to grab your copy:

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