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The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win

Key insights from Jocko Willink and Leif Babin's

The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win


Key insights from Jocko Willink and Leif Babin's

The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win

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Two former Navy SEALs draw upon their field experiences to lay out a blueprint for leadership.

Jocko Willink and Leif Babin know a thing or two about leadership. As former Navy SEALs, they’ve experienced humanity at both its best and worst. After the success of their 2015 book "Extreme Ownership," they felt the need for a follow-up, and that is what you’ll find distilled in this Snapshot. The Dichotomy of Leadership is more than a sequel; it’s a tactical crash course in the finer nuances of its predecessor. Here are the tools to personalize your leadership role in any area of life.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Want to understand not just the what of leadership but also the how
  • Are looking for a way to restructure your leadership
  • Need to step up your game but don’t know where to start
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Introduction

The horrors of war are traumatizing and inhuman. They are also the toughest school anyone can attend. As graduates with honors, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin have internalized the subtleties of tactical combat and then some. Above all, they learned the value of leadership, and the humility required to maintain it:

To be an effective leader, one must be an effective follower.

Put another way: In order to give orders, you need to understand what it means to take them. Finding balance between too much aggression and too little is at the philosophical core of this Snapshot.

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