Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Extreme Ownership

By Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

  • Release Date: 2017-11-21
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 772 Ratings)


An updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories in SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, they learned that leadership—at every level—is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails.

Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training that helped forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After departing the SEAL Teams, they launched Echelon Front, a company that teaches these same leadership principles to businesses and organizations. From promising startups to Fortune 500 companies, Babin and Willink have helped scores of clients across a broad range of industries build their own high-performance teams and dominate their battlefields.

Now, detailing the mind-set and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult missions in combat, Extreme Ownership shows how to apply them to any team, family or organization. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic such as Cover and Move, Decentralized Command, and Leading Up the Chain, explaining what they are, why they are important, and how to implement them in any leadership environment.

A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, Extreme Ownership revolutionizes business management and challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.


  • Extreme Ownership

    By Milkcan33
    Clear Concise and Courageous! Great life skills abound in this masterpiece.
  • Great book.

    By Jb23usa
    Nice Job Jocko! Great book, great lessons.
  • Entertaining, inspirational, insightful

    By Least Coast
    Part modern special forces biography, part business book, part self-help. This book fulfills multiple missions in an organized and easily-consumed manner.
  • Must read

    By CaseyJohnson16
    This book is grabbing and more informative than you would know. Love and recommend it.
  • Awesome

    By Saw It!!
    Helps you realize it’s mostly my fault.
  • Life changing

    By Peter123321456745
    Motivating and life changing book will get you to reflect on life, family, and business.
  • Truly a life changing book

    By atiliols
    One of the best books I've ever read. It really helped me be a better CEO and a better leader
  • Just wow.

    By Elizarrarazbravo
    This book here is by far one of the best leadership books I have came across. I would write a longer review but I have to get back to the book. Its so good!
  • Management Based on the Principles of Combat

    By KearCabi
    Great book from an interesting vantage point. The books principals are a apparent and concrete. Would recommend even if your not familiar with the military. Laith Baben’s voice isn’t bad to listen to either.
  • Masterful

    By Zac Harshy
    These two retired navy seals tell an incredible story while simultaneously sowing in leadership and life lessons that are incredibly practical and can be implemented immediately.