Former US Navy SEAL officers and New York Times number one best-selling authors Jocko Willink and Leif Babin served in the Iraq War, including the 2006 Battle of Ramadi. They fought in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, an outstanding special operations unit. The two officers created and led leadership training for SEALs and later opened Echelon Front, a leadership consultancy for building and leading winning teams. Their combat record is exemplary, and they fought in some of the war’s toughest battles. Willink held higher rank than Babin, but their communication, commitment and willingness to examine the efficacy of their actions created a lasting bond. They now consult together, helping companies solve leadership problems. However, leadership lessons make up barely half of their book. Combat stories fill most of the text and prove far more engaging. In the war-story section of each chapter, the authors detail the planning and execution of a combat mission. Surprisingly, the section of each chapter that often turns out to be the most illuminating about leadership is the combat debriefing. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends these compelling war stories to those who prefer a military-style leadership structure and are willing to examine their own mistakes with ruthless candor.
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Former US Navy SEAL officers and New York Times best-selling authors Jocko Willink and Leif Babin served in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser during the Iraq War. They created and led leadership training for SEALs and now run Echelon Front, a team leadership consultancy.
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4 years agoYet another business book written by an ex-military person. The lessons are all the same -- if you've read one, you've read them all. Same deal with famous ex-sports coaches. Team work. Keep the end in mind. Never give up. Blah, blah, blah.