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  • The Dichotomy of Leadership

  • Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,437
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,029
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,999

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 best-selling first audiobook, Extreme Ownership, “Simple, Not Easy”.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for every leader

  • By Daniel B. Smith on 09-26-18

Exceptional!

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Reviewed: 10-09-18

If you don't like this book, you're not ready for it! This mindset will make you rethink anything you knew about leadership. If you deny its messages, your ego is in control of your life! Open mind, open heart! Ready, set, let's go Lead!

  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39,085
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,875

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read SEAL Books...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-17

Powerful!

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Reviewed: 09-14-18

You won't regret reading this remarkable leadership novel! You will never lose interest! The story telling is phenomenal!

  • Stop Drinking Alcohol: Quit Drinking with the Alcohol Lied to Me Method

  • By: Craig Beck
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 91
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    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 80

I understand how it feels to be worried about your drinking because for nearly 20 years I struggled with my own problem. I tried everything to stop drinking alcohol, from creating silly rules about what I was "allowed" to drink to going through torturous "dry months" and taking dangerous prescription-only medication! Absolutely nothing I tried worked until I dramatically changed my thinking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Been Trying for Decades....

  • By Ingrid on 09-27-16

Knowledge replaces will power!

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Reviewed: 05-29-18

A must read! And reread, you will want to! Stay focused and don't miss any information in this book because it's all important!

  • Your Best Brain: The Science of Brain Improvement

  • By: John Medina, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John Medina
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,167

In Your Best Brain, Professor John J. Medina - an award-winning scientist, New York Times best-selling author, and leading advocate for brain research - delivers 24 exciting lectures that probe the origins of consciousness, memory, emotion, attention, intelligence, and beyond. He focuses on five key areas of study in neuroscience: the brain’s physical structure and function, and how it enabled us to become the planet’s apex predator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Clear and Entertaining

  • By Charles on 07-22-15

Exceptional

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Reviewed: 12-29-16

A must read! Don't get left behind in the understanding of the brain! Take it in in small doses if you have to!

  • Good to Great

  • Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
  • By: Jim Collins
  • Narrated by: Jim Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,541

Built To Last, the defining management study of the 90s, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning. But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but Requires Revision

  • By Bryden on 01-18-15

Great Material!

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Reviewed: 12-29-16

I found the book to be full off great insight with tons or research to back it! Probably the best book I've read on my leadership journey!