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) people particularly when things go sideways and inevitable contingencies arise. No ONE (my emphasis) leader can be expected to manage dozens of individuals much less hundreds…Junior leaders MUST (my emphasis) be empowered to make decisions on key tasks necessary to accomplish that mission in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Teams within teams are organized for maximum effectiveness for a particular mission, with leaders that have clearly delineated responsibilities. Every tactical level team leader must understand NOT JUST WHAT THEY ARE DOING BUT WHY THEY ARE DOING IT.”

EVERYONE up and down the company or team levels must understand NOT JUST WHAT THEY ARE DOING BUT WHY THEY ARE DOING IT.

More in next post!

Hugh Simpson


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