The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win Audiobook, by Jocko Willink Play Audiobook Sample

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Read By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250299284

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

20

Longest Chapter Length:

55:58 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

32 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

31:44 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

7

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Publisher Description

"With so much of this audiobook illustrated by the authors' battlefield experiences, their dramatic, often combative, narration is not entirely out of place...the authors grasp the awesome responsibilities of leading, and their assertive performances convey an urgency that makes this lesson memorable." — AudioFile Magazine The importance of balance as a leader by the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Extreme Ownership. Every leader must be ready and willing to take charge, to make hard, crucial calls for the good of the team and the mission. Something much more difficult to understand is that, in order to be a good leader, one must also be a good follower. This is a dichotomy; a Dichotomy of Leadership. It is, as authors Jocko Willink and Leif Babin explained in their bestselling first audiobook Extreme Ownership, “Simple, Not Easy.” Now, in The Dichotomy of Leadership, the authors explain the power inherent in the recognition of the fine line that leaders must walk, balancing between two seemingly opposite inclinations. It is with the knowledge and understanding of this balance that a leader can most effectively lead, accomplish the mission and achieve the goal of every leader and every team: Victory. Using examples from the authors' combat and training experience in the SEAL Teams and then showing how each lesson applies to business and in life, Willink and Babin reveal how the use of seemingly opposite principles—leading and following, focusing and detaching, being both aggressive and prudent—require skill, awareness, understanding and dexterity; all attributes that can be honed. These dichotomies are inherent in many of the concepts introduced in Extreme Ownership, and integral to their proper implementation and effectiveness. Dichotomy is essential listening for anyone looking to lead and win.

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“This is the second leadership audio from the two Iraq-era combat officers, who say that great leaders must find the right balance in their approaches to leadership. They show how important it is to deliberate, finesse, and be thoughtful about dichotomous options such as aggression vs. caution, commanding vs. collaborating, or certainty vs. being deliberative. While the life-and-death lessons of military leadership that pervade this audio may seem far removed from civilian organizations, the authors grasp the awesome responsibilities of leading, and their assertive performances convey an urgency that makes this lesson memorable.”

— AudioFile 

Quotes

  • “Until this point in my life, I’ve never read a book that reveals the truths of leadership in such detail and rawness. The true value of this book cannot be quantified in words.”

    — Pete Roberts, co-founder and CEO, Origin Maine USA
  • “Inspiring, practical, and honest lessons that transcend the battlefield. Buy this book, read it, and apply the lessons to any challenge.”

    — Sarah Armstrong, CFO, Mesa Technical Associates
  • “Brutally honest. Finally, a book that tells the truth on how hard and complex it can be to tackle leadership challenges.”

    — Lindi Horton, director of cloud services, Cyber Security Company
  • “The Dichotomy of Leadership provides even more depth and dimension to the principles of Extreme Ownership.”

    — Sonja Winkler, senior director of operations, Nashville Symphony
  • ...[T]he authors grasp the awesome responsibilities of leading, and their assertive performances convey an urgency that makes this lesson memorable.

    — AudioFile Magazine

Awards

  • New York Times bestseller
  • A New York Times audio bestseller
  • A 2019 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Business/Personal Development
  • Among longlisted titles for Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year, 2018

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About the Authors

Jocko Willink is an author, decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, and cofounder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach. He spent twenty years in the US Navy SEAL teams, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising through the ranks to become a SEAL officer. As commander of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser during the battle of Ramadi, he orchestrated SEAL operations that helped the “Ready First” Brigade of the US Army’s First Armored Division bring stability to the violent, war-torn city. Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the Iraq War. He returned from Iraq to serve as officer in charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams. There, he spearheaded the development of leadership training and personally instructed and mentored the next generation of SEAL leaders who have continued to perform with great success on the battlefield. During his career, he was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and numerous other personal and unit awards. In 2010, he retired from the Navy and launched Echelon Front where he teaches the leadership principles he learned on the battlefield to help others lead and win. Clients include individuals, teams, companies, and organizations across a wide-range of industries and fields.

Leif Babin served nine years as a Navy SEAL. He was in combat in Iraq during the Battle of Ramadi, a conflict that resulted in numerous medals for his efforts. After his tours, Babin served as a Navy SEAL instructor before forming Echelon Front with Jocko Willink, a leadership training group that uses the lessons and expertise the pair learned as SEALs to train leaders beyond the military. He is the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller Extreme Ownership. Babin lives in New York.