Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Extreme Ownership

By Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

  • Release Date: 2015-10-20
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
5 Score: 5 (From 340 Ratings)


The #1 New York Times bestseller

Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories in SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, they learned that leadership—at every level—is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails.Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training that helped forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After departing the SEAL Teams, they launched Echelon Front, a company that teaches these same leadership principles to businesses and organizations. From promising startups to Fortune 500 companies, Babin and Willink have helped scores of clients across a broad range of industries build their own high-performance teams and dominate their battlefields.

Now, detailing the mind-set and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult missions in combat, Extreme Ownership shows how to apply them to any team, family or organization. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic such as Cover and Move, Decentralized Command, and Leading Up the Chain, explaining what they are, why they are important, and how to implement them in any leadership environment.

A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, Extreme Ownership revolutionizes business management and challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.


  • Simple and Applicable

    By Wubax10
    Great read. Simple theory on leading men/ business. Great real life examples
  • 5*

    By brack86
    Awesome book, highly recommend
  • Amazing.

    By WesDiz
    Amazing book. So much knowledge and very easy to keep up with.
  • Greatly enhanced my leadership abilities!

    By Just Another Sailor
    I've never read a leadership book before. I chose this book as it directly correlates to my military background. I recommended it to all of my peers, subordinates and upper chain of command!
  • If you are ready to kill excuses this is the book

    Enough said
  • Self-Improvement Enabler

    By TTobaggen
    This book, and also the Jocko Podcast, are great tools to help people create their own changes necessary for improvement. No "Top 5" or magic pill, just guidance and advice as to where you should direct your own hard work.
  • Nothing New

    By gavin lucerro
    This book contains cornerstones of leadership that have been around for centuries. It is mashed with great military stories that reinforce leadership principles. After that, there is a connection to everyday business world events. If you want to better yourself and hear some great stories about war, this is the vessel that will get you there. The goal is to be better than you were yesterday. Find a book that offers an interesting subject and lays out proven leadership concepts. I enjoy stories about the military and LEO. This was an excellent pick for me.
  • Must read leadership book

    By wakechick90
    Excellent book. The tactics they lay out are simple and easy concepts to keep in mind and apply to work or life on a daily basis. I can't say enough good about this book.
  • Fantastic!

    By Tigerlily137
  • Every leader needs to read this book!

    By theskillets
    This is an excellent leadership book. Any leader in any industry should read this. The information is direct and applicable in the business world.