The Dichotomy of Leadership
THE DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP: Balancing The Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win
by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
In the book “Extreme Ownership”, former US Navy SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, shared the leadership principles that enabled enabled SEAL leaders and teams to achieve extraordinary results. Extreme Ownership means taking 100% ownership and responsibility for everything in your world. Yet, great leadership requires balance, not extremism. Effective leaders take extreme ownership, but are not extreme in their attitudes or actions. They balance the forces that pull them in opposite directions. This book helps leaders to understand the nuances and contradictions in leadership, and how to embrace the dichotomy of leadership in 12 key areas to achieve success in various aspects of business and life.
In this summary, you’ll learn:
• The 12 leadership dichotomies that you must balance to become a better leader;
• How to balance your people, balance your mission and balance yourself to lead and win; and
• The examples of how these principles are applied in the U.S. Navy SEALs and in business.
Who should read this:
• Leaders and managers
• Anyone keen to improve leadership skills and mindset