It was a team effort everyone gave 110% leaving it all on the line, but in the end,  it didn’t matter because of the lack of ownership. Many of us should be able to relate to this, the 110% part might be a bit lower ha-ha, but the rest should hold true. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin is one of my favorite and most recommended books. These two men are savages in the best sense possible, and no matter who you are they will give you the reality check that you desperately need. The central message is that being a leader everything is your fault even if you do not lead a team, this applies to the individual too. Your meaning of success is binary, you either complete the mission successfully or you don’t.

To lead anything communication and honesty is required, before and after the planning phase. Then the why must be accepted and embraced for unity. Keep things simple and prioritize what is of importance and “GET AFTER IT.” The occasional military strategy is icing on the cake. For example, move and cover or never show your weaknesses. Tactics that are perfect for business and chess. This book shows you how disciplines learned in one area directly affect another area of life. The badass war stories will keep one engaged and force you to realize what real adversity is.

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