The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win

The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win

Title:The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:320 pages


From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Extreme Ownership comes a new and revolutionary approach to help leaders recognize and attain the leadership balance crucial to victory.

With their first book, Extreme Ownership (published in October 2015), Jocko Willink and Leif Babin set a new standard for leadership, challenging readers to become better leaders, better followers, and better people, in both their professional and personal lives. Now, in THE DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP, Jocko and Leif dive even deeper into the unchartered and complex waters of a concept first introduced in Extreme Ownership: finding balance between the opposing forces that pull every leader in different directions. Here, Willink and Babin get granular into the nuances that every successful leader must navigate.

Mastering the Dichotomy of Leadership requires understanding when to lead and when to follow; when to aggressively maneuver and when to pause and let things develop; when to detach and let the team run and when to dive into the details and micromanage. In addition, every leader must:
· Take Extreme Ownership of everything that impacts their mission, yet utilize Decentralize Command by giving ownership to their team.
· Care deeply about their people and their individual success and livelihoods, yet look out for the good of the overall team and above all accomplish the strategic mission.
· Exhibit the most important quality in a leader—humility, but also be willing to speak up and push back against questionable decisions that could hurt the team and the mission.

With examples from the authors’ combat and training experiences in the SEAL teams, and then a demonstration of how each lesson applies to the business world, Willink and Babin clearly explain THE DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIPskills that are mission-critical for any leader and any team to achieve their ultimate goal: VICTORY.

    The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win Reviews

  • Lorilin

    Dichotomy of Leadership is the follow-up book to Jocko Willink and Leif Babin's wildly popular book on leadership, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win. Both men are former Navy Seals a...

  • Rhett Reisman

    Jocko’s new book is a further explanation of extreme ownership. You should read extreme ownership first for full context. It is easy to take leadership and self help books and dissect them until the...

  • Matt Nohr

    One of my favorite books. Concise stories and simple lessons of leadership. ...

  • Abbie

    SO GOOD!! I started reading this book as soon as I finished Extreme Ownership and even with as much as I loved Extreme Ownership, I LOVE THE DICHOTOMY EVEN MORE. I really appreciate the whole message ...

  • Sau Cheung

    Their first book, Extreme Ownership, was excellent. Book two adds very little to the topics discussed in book one. Honestly, book two could be boiled down to 2-3 chapters and simply included in the ba...

  • Kim Osterholzer

    I Loved Extreme Ownership, and I found I love The Dichotomy of Leadership even more. "The foremost requirement of potent leadership is humility." This is my favorite quote from the book, and is the th...

  • Mark Manderson

    Top Read:Mistakes and failures provide the best lessons to learn and grow.Cover and move. Break down the silos. It doesn't matter if one person does their job as if the team doesn't work together than...

  • Stephen

    I found this book incredibly similar to their first work, Extreme Ownership which is both a good and bad thing. In many ways, it elaborates on some of the concepts that were established in their first...

  • Diego

    Great follow up to Extreme Ownership. Filled with more stories that apply to business leaders. Not a lot of eye opening material but better than re-reading the previous book. Very entertaining with go...

  • Matt Allen

    This is a required read for anyone that has read and is practicing Extreme Ownership. I would say that anyone new to the subject must read both books back-to-back. Dichotomy of Leadership covers follo...