Extreme Ownership
The #1 New York Times bestseller

"An incredible book... you teach guys and gals about leadership and you've helped not only military guys but families." - Megyn Kelly

"You show in the book how to motivate... thanks for writing the book Extreme Ownership." Bill O'Reilly

"[Jocko] is the co-author of an incredible new book - which I've been loving. Trust me. Buy it." - Tim Ferriss

"This is a life-learning lesson for everyone... the book is awesome." - Sean Hannity

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.

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Extreme Ownership Reviews

  • Nanette
    Mar 1, 2017


    Excellent leadership book that's quite different from the rest. Drawn from vivid examples from the frontline battles, the authors did a great job explaining the most important tenets of leadership. I would actually reread this book and take down notes. I wished more people in consultin...

  • Camilo Ardiles Morgado
    Feb 21, 2017

    Camilo Ardiles Morgado

    One of the best books I have read about leadership, I really liked two main messages: the leader is the responsible for the team good or bad performance and they are not also responsible managing the team, but also be proactive towards those who are managing him/her up in the chain of ...

  • Guilherme De Azevedo
    Feb 6, 2017

    Guilherme De Azevedo

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh your memo...

  • Sean Liu
    Jan 21, 2017

    Sean Liu

    Fantastic. Concise, to-the-point, and without the business-jargon BS. Learn the leadership principles that guide the most highly trained combat officers in the world and apply it across your work and life. After you learn what Jocko and Leif have achieved, nothing will seem insurmounta...

  • Roberto Isaac
    Jan 20, 2017

    Roberto Isaac

    Me gusto el concepto de extreme ownership, uno debe planear para todos los riesgos , tener un curso de accion pero siempre estar listo para afrontar la realidad "desacoplandote" de ella o de tu ego y asi ver el todo.Aqui algunas cosas que recuerdo1. Commander's Intent2. Todos deben com...

  • Kara
    Jan 12, 2017


    Another great book at the beginning of 2017! This book is part business-self-help and part Navy-SEALs-in-combat. I was skeptical that it would be a good combination. It was great. The authors, though having spent many years in the military, do seem to understand how businesses should w...

  • Dante
    Jan 11, 2017


    Loved this book by retired Navy SEALS Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. My greatest takeaways:1. The success or failure of your organization, business, or group, including your family, depends solely on you as the leader.2. Ego is a good motivator for winning and succeeding, but too much o...

  • Dara
    Jan 10, 2017


    I was given this book to read for work. Its premise is that the mindset and principles used by U.S. Navy Seals can be implemented to improve any leadership team. The voyeuristic part of me found the look into the brave and rigorous world of these men compelling. The stories are fascina...

  • Alper Çuğun
    Jan 6, 2017

    Alper Çuğun

    Politically and morally fairly as dubious as is to be expected from units embroiled in the Iraq conflict.If you can read past that, there are lots of valuable lessons in here for leaders and they are explained well. It has a lot of similarities to something like Certain to Win but Extr...

  • Marrije
    Jan 1, 2017


    Unpleasant (I don't care for all this talk about 'savage, brutal, cowardly insurgents'), but useful. ...