Be Prepared Not Scared Part 4

So let’s talk some more about the EXTREME OWNERSHIP aspect of PREPAREDNESS. One VERY important aspect of EXTREME OWNERSHIP is LEAVING YOUR EGO OUTSIDE THE DOOR as my friend and co-founder of EST, the late Bill Thaw, use to say! … Continue reading

XtremeOwnership Part 12

Former Navy SEAL Jocko Willink in his AWESOME Extreme Ownership gives us a final reminder of what we have been studying in this series. THE DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP *confident but not cocky *courageous but not foolhardy *competitive but a gracious … Continue reading

XtremeOwnership Part 11

We learned in the previous post about DECENTRALIZED COMMAND and how important it is to the success of the mission. Jocko told us that you could not effectively lead huge numbers of people. In fact the IDEAL number is between … Continue reading

XtremeOwnership Part 10

Again Jocko the former SEAL officer and co-author of Extreme Ownership says it best when it comes to the FOURTH Law of Combat: DECENTRALIZED COMMAND. “Human beings are generally not capable of managing more than SIX TO TEN (my emphasis) … Continue reading

XtremeOwnership Part 9

Today’s post is the Third Law of Combat according to former Navy SEAL officer Leif Baban in Extreme Ownership: PRIORITIZE & EXECUTE. “To implement Prioritize and Execute in any business team, or organization, a leader must: •evaluate the HIGHEST (my … Continue reading

XtremeOwnership Part 6

We spoke about parking your EGO OUTSIDE the door and that also means being ARROGANT and COCKY! Here is what former SEAL officer Jocko Wiilink says in Extreme Ownership: “In the SEAL Teams, we strive to be confident, but not … Continue reading

XtremeOwnership Part 5

One VERY important aspect of XTREMEOWNERSHIP is LEAVING YOUR EGO OUTSIDE THE DOOR as my friend and co-founder of EST, the late Bill Thaw, use to say! Former Navy SEAL officers and trainers Jocko and Leif stress this in their … Continue reading

XtremeOwnership Part 4

In the previous post we learned that as a LEADER you have to take FULL responsibility of explaining the WHY of the mission to your team. Here is what Jocko Willink, co-author and former SEAL officer says in Extreme Ownership: … Continue reading