Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
Extreme Ownership – Willink and Babin are the two officers of special forces unit Bruiser, the SEAL force of the US Navy, one of the most elite special forces in the world. This is your great book about leadership. They explain how to motivate and unify Navy SEALs to complete the most challenging missions. At the same time, it is also how to apply this leadership principle to organizations to create united and influential groups.
“Extreme Ownership” is a story about the American journey to station in Iraq to destroy the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. When the SEAL (US) army just arrived, terrorists were raging all over Iraq’s cities. They robbed, killed people, burned houses, etc. The Americans had to carry out the dangerous task of organizing the campaign to retake these cities. These campaigns require good coordination between the troops on the front lines as well as the commanders in many teams. Failure in any stage will lead to casualties for soldiers. In such hair-hanging situations, the book highlights the absolute importance of a leader and lessons learned from its mistakes and resounding victories.
I can see that in the US military, it is not every leader saying that the soldiers will obey, but on the contrary, they always question the leader why they must bet their lives on the next. this plan. (I am excused from discussing the validity of this Iraq war, focusing only on the lessons in the book.)
In addition, the book also introduces leadership lessons learned in the war to apply to American companies and corporations through stories when the author advises and trains the directors & senior manager. As a result, these lessons become closer and easier to apply.