039 - Extreme Ownership

I recently finished reading, "Extreme Ownership - How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win" by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. This was easily one of my favorite books that I have read. Both former Navy Seals, Jocko and Leif share incredible stories and moments from Navy Seal Operations, focusing many times on a very difficult city called Ramadi.

They not only share incredible stories, but they then share the leadership principle found within that operation. Then they follow it up with practical application in the business world. It was not a difficult leap to make the connections into ministry.

In this episode of the show I share my four, favorite extreme ownership principles from the book. I want to encourage you to read the book if you haven't. It's a fascinating look at leadership from a different perspective, but also simple to understand and very challenging. My four, favorite principles of Extreme Ownership are...

1. Extreme Ownership - I am the commander. I am responsible.

2. No Bad Teams, Only Bad Leaders - It's not what you preach, it's what you tolerate.

3. Check the Ego - Often, the most difficult ego to deal with is your own.

4. Prioritize and Execute - Relax, look around, make a call.

Extreme Ownership Book - https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_17?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=extreme+ownership&sprefix=extreme+ownership%2Caps%2C128&crid=1JWFO6B1JKS22

Leif Babin - https://twitter.com/LeifBabin

Jocko Willink - https://twitter.com/jockowillink