Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

Author: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
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by plasma   2021-09-21
If you're managing teams, a tech-lead, a manager, startup founder, or just someone who wants to learn more about owning problems, I can recommend reading or listening to "Extreme Ownership" by Jocko Willink [1] (fmr US Navy Seal)

Compared to other Audiobooks I've listened to, this one is an engaging listen, and teaches good lessons about both team management and owning problems that is practical.

[1] https://www.amazon.com.au/Extreme-Ownership-Jocko-Willink/dp... and https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Extreme-Ownership-Audiobook/B0...

by RickS   2019-07-12
I think this is an impractical first step, but for the downvoters, executive coaching – including specifically ex-mil coaching – is a real thing that people do and get value from.

If you want to get such experience without sourcing and paying a coach, read Jocko's Extreme Ownership: https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Ownership-U-S-Navy-SEALs/dp/1...

Marc Andreessen called this out as the book he gifts most often, which IMO is a strong positive signal.

I personally found the book a bit difficult, but I think that's a flaw in me more than the book. The person I received it from is someone who lives it much more fully with staggeringly impressive results.

by hnrodey   2017-08-19
Sounds a lot like the "decentralized command" leadership principle.