XtremeOwnership Part 8

Today’s post is really SIMPLE because that is exactly what former Navy SEAL Jocko Willink says is what a MISSION must be: SIMPLE! This is the 2nd Law of Combat.

Here is what he says in Extreme Ownership: “Combat, like anything in life, has inherent layers of complexities. Simplifying as much as possible is crucial to success…And when things go wrong, and THEY INEVITABLY DO GO WRONG (his emphasis), complexity compounds issues that can spiral out of control into total disaster. Plans and orders must be communicated in a manner that is SIMPLE, CLEAR AND CONCISE (my emphasis).”

Jocko also says its important to stay CALM. Don’t panic your team by screaming and whining!

More in next post!

Hugh Simpson


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