Author(s): Jocko Willink, Lief Babin
Genre: Autobiography/education literature
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication date: October 20, 2015
I’ve met this book when my boss in the company where I worked sent link to this book in the company chat. It was the book that all managers had to read/listen (there were both, audiobook and PDF file). This book is about responsibility, ownership, and other qualities that middle or high-level manager should have, and how he should manage his team in difficult situations.
The most interesting thing was that my bosses didn’t have these qualities at all, and I’m sure they don’t have them now (and because of that I left that company), but they believe that all their employees and managers have to follow to all that wrote in this book. Maybe someday I’ll write about that rotten company, and how they cheat their clients (they are real assholes).
Now a few words about authors, Jocko Willink and Lief Babin are real seal veterans, they took part in the Iraqi war, and back from there with medals and honor. Jocko Willink also a black belt of Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu has a podcast youtube channel and his own sports supplement company (his podcasts are cool too).
They wrote about their combat experience, and created a training program, for companies and businesses, where they teach their clients how to be an effective leader. All their ideas and methods have the basis that authors got during their war activities. And in my opinion this book is awesome, and all the ideas and information from that are important and useful.
If you are a team manager, top-manager, or business owner, this book will be very helpful for you. This book can help you not only in your professional life but in your life in general.
P.S.: This is not a separate book, Jocko Willink wrote a few more books (on very similar topics), “Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual”, “The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win”, and other.