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Drawing from his experiences in the Navy,
January 14, 2020
author, Jocko Willink, shares his theories on Leadership with us: “ the practice of leadership is different for everyone. There are nuances to leadership that everyone has to uncover for themselves...what makes leadership so hard is dealing with people, and people are crazy...the craziest person a leader has to deal with is themselves.”
This book is very well written and highly organized, in a conversational style. While the content could lend itself to textbook format, it’s not laid out that way. The Table of Contents is something that most readers will ignore. In order to best use this book, especially if you want to make good use of it in the future to access all the information about leadership by unique strategic or tactical point, the T. O. C. will be needed. The great news is that in the Kindle edition, it’s interactive; touch the blue subject heading and you’ll be taken immediately to the text within the book. The reverse is also true; by touching any blue, highlighted header in the text, the reader will be taken to the T. O. C. and be able to view additional items in that heading or subject; an invaluable asset of the Kindle version.
Willink is a good writer and gives salient examples for all his theories. They are highly related to his experiences in Seal Team One. He is warm, and collegial in his approach. The book is professionally edited and easily accessible for reading; for reference as detailed above. The language is clean and professional.
A good deal of time is spent discussing the ego, how respect is earned, not demanded and how these impact true leadership. Success on understanding and implementing these 2 points would create an whole new command of worthy leaders and this is their Field Manual📚