The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win (B&N Exclusive Edition)

The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win (B&N Exclusive Edition)

by Jocko Willink, Leif Babin


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The importance of balance as a leader by the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Extreme Ownership.

This Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition includes three new, never-before published essays, with inspiration and advice for Barnes and Noble readers.

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 wrote in their bestselling first book 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 reading for anyone looking to lead and win.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250208682
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 11,966
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

JOCKO WILLINK and LEIF BABIN served as U.S. Navy SEAL officers in the toughest urban combat mission in the history of the SEAL teams. Their unit remains the most highly decorated special operations unit in the Iraq War. After returning, Babin and Willink formed Echelon Front, a leadership training company that teaches others to build and lead their own winning teams using lessons learned from the battlefield. Their first book, Extreme Ownership, is a #1 New York Times bestseller.

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The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book that sets the tone in discovering and understanding the dichotomies of life. Recomend to everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Highly recommend to anyone looking to improve themselves and those around them take the time to obtain tools that will help you become an effective leader.
Theologiczero More than 1 year ago
The Dichotomy of Leadership is an interesting leader book. It begins by telling a story from downrange (military combat missions), then it discusses the principle that particular mission uncovered, and finally the principle then is applied in the business world. What I like about that set-up is that the reader gets to discover the principle just as the author did in that combat mission. The reader sees it play out in different scenarios (military and business). Plus, the principle is laid out very clearly in case the stories were not clear enough. The principles themselves you may recognize. They have been covered before in many types of leadership books, but it is how they are laid out here that makes the difference. The reader first finds themselves on a SEAL mission and then in a boardroom or on a work site in charge of 600 miners. Instead of overexplaining the principles, the authors let the stories explain the concepts for them.