Time is a precious commodity and daily life seems to rob the small amount of time we do have with endless to-do lists, chores and non-fulfilling essential duties. Our lives are filled with clutter from work stress, daily commutes and social media black holes that by the time our day has ended we realize we had no time to connect with our partners, ourselves, our children or friends.
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.
This book is EXTREME. Jocko and Leif are retired and highly decorated Navy SEAL commanders who fought in the Iraq war under Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi. This book dives into how Jocko and Leif lead the SEAL team through hardships, victories and losses using accountability in leadership. During each chapter, they recount a situation or mission they had endured and the lessons learned that translate into how to be a better leader in your business or organization. Chapter titles include, “Decentralized Command”, “Leading Up the Chain” and “Cover and Move”, each with a story and practical application on how to lead in business, life and family. Extreme Ownership is about how to be a highly-trusted leader who doesn’t point fingers at anyone else but themselves. It’s about looking at a situation from a different perspective; one that is not your own and therefore seeing the clear path to victory.