Book Cover - Extreme Ownership

Authors Jocko Willink and Leif Babin are retired naval officers and Navy SEALs, and today lead a leadership development and consulting company called Echelon Front. They wrote their first book, Extreme Ownership, to lay out a set of leadership principles honed while deployed as SEAL Team leaders and further developed as they built their company.

The book’s structure is straightforward–each chapter focuses on a principle, starting first with the principle in use while overseas, then a more theoretical explanation behind why the principle is important, followed by how they apply the same idea today in the corporate world. While popular among military members, the book applies across the spectrum of businesses and markets–they ultimately encourage readers to take ownership for everything that happens to and around them so they can realize their full potential as a leader.