In the book, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, the authors share leadership tips from one of the most elite military groups in the world. Jocko and Leif were SEALs (Sea, Air, and Land), the U.S. Navy military elite, and led American and allied soldiers during the battle of Ramadi in Iraq. Taking extreme ownership means that it is the leader's job to make sure that team members understand the instructions and are clear about direction.

How can you apply extreme ownership? Count the number of times you put the blame on somebody else or an external circumstance. Instead of complaining, actively look for how you could solve the problem or do better next time. In any given situation, when you take ownership of the process and results instead of placing blame, you help elevate results. Extreme ownership pushes you to act instead of criticize, so you can make your business the best it can be.

Published on: Jul 27, 2017