Extreme Ownership is a concept that you’ve heard me talk a ton about on this podcast and in our conversations. Today, I wanted to invite my guest, co-author of the book, Extreme Ownership, Navy SEAL Leif Babin to talk about what extreme ownership means, the “default aggressive mentality,” humility’s role in all of this, and how to take ownership of every area of your life.
“Extreme ownership is an attitude and mindset that there’s nobody else to blame but you.” Tweet That— Leif Babin
LEIF BABIN is a decorated former Navy SEAL officer, author ofExtreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he serves as leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Leif served thirteen years in the Navy, including nine as a Navy SEAL. As a SEAL platoon commander in SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, he planned and led major combat operations in the Battle of Ramadi that helped the “Ready First” Brigade of the US Army’s 1st 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 is the recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and a Purple Heart. In 2011, Leif left active duty and co-founded Echelon Front, a leadership consulting company that helps others build their own high-performance winning teams. Leif speaks on leadership, U.S. military strategy, and foreign policy matters. His editorials have been published in the Wall Street Journal and he has appeared on a variety of national television news and radio programs.
“Part of what extreme ownership is all about is humility.” Tweet That— Leif Babin
Show Highlights and What You’ll Learn
- What it means to Extreme Ownership of your life
- Humility’s role in Extreme Ownership
- How to work with difficult leaders
- What is the “Default Aggressive Mentality”
- The simple test for measuring effective leadership
- How to prioritize and execute
“Combat is the ultimate teacher.” Tweet That— Leif Babin
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED
“You’ve got to MAKE time for the things that are important to you.” Tweet That— Leif Babin
Connect with Leif Babin
“Part of being a good leader is being a good follower.” Tweet That— Leif Babin