Category – psychology
Reading time – 5 minutes
Jocko Willink and Leif Babin are former Navy Seals who fought in IRAQI town of the Ramadi.
They have now written about their experiences of war and lessons that they learnt, in a little beautiful book , “The Extreme Ownership.”
Let’s see what we can learn from this book.
1. Leader must take extreme ownership of everything bad that happens to his team and mission. He should not blame anybody else.
2. There are no bad teams, only bad leaders.
3. Leader must have a unwavering faith in his mission and team. He must be able to make his team believe, that their mission is vital and must.
4. Leader must not try to nurse or assert his ego. He must accept his mistakes and improve plans of their mission.
5. Cover and move. Each member is vital and win is only possible by teamwork. Each member of team should support other members.
6. Simplify your message and processes, so that team can easily understand it even in extremely daunting situations.
7. Prioritize things. Get decisively engaged, so that you and your team doesn’t have to think about retreating ever.
8. Decentralise Power. Delegate responsibility to your team members, so that efficiency can be increased.
9. Each member should take responsibility in case he finds mission is getting offtrack.
10. Practice with discipline all your important tasks, so that doing them takes minimum effort. Discipline gives freedom.
11. Always know that most of the times leaders have to make decisions based on incomplete information. Have courage to make quick decisions.
Inspiration – Extreme ownership by Leif Babin and Jocko Willink.