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Summary: The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Narrated by: David Margittai
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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Important note: This is a summary of The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin and is not the original book.

If you’re looking for the most effective approach to leadership, then hear the advice of Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, both retired US Navy SEALs. This audiobook summarizes the key leadership lessons they learned while serving their country. 

They sharpened their world-class leadership skills through years of military training and during combat in some of the most brutal wars of recent times. The ability to manage a team successfully determined whether they would leave the fight alive or die at the hands of their enemies. 

Whether the need to lead is in a war zone or on the shop floor, the principles of leadership are the same. If you’re in a position where you need to manage a team of people, you’ll know it’s not always easy. Trying to reconcile the varying perspectives and get everyone working toward the same goal can be challenging at best. 

Perhaps you are looking to enter a managerial position in the future and want to be prepared for the demands this role will bring. Or maybe you simply want to be a better leader in general and feel you are capable of managing any social situation. Whichever applies to you, what you need is a watertight set of skills that will allow you to successfully lead any group of people under any circumstances. 

This audiobook summarizes The Dichotomy of Leadership and translates 20 years of leadership experience into 12 lessons that can be used by anyone looking for an effective way to lead and inspire people. Each lesson is embedded in real-life accounts of experiences in the military and shows how it can be applied to different business situations. 

In this audiobook, you will discover:

  • How to empower your team and encourage them to be accountable for their own tasks.
  • How to deal with a difficult boss.
  • The best approach for dealing with underperforming members - when you should mentor them and when you should let them go.
  • How to impose rules and regulations without being overbearing.
  • The best way to make your team work together in harmony and reach optimal results.

If you want to learn the leadership lessons of someone who led countless successful missions under immense pressure, then click the "Buy Now" button on this page to get started.

This audiobook allows you to skip to the nuggets of wisdom and actionable content in a very easily absorbed, listenable way including key takeaways at the end of each chapter. This audiobook summarizes the original in detail to help people effectively understand, articulate, and imbibe the original work by Willink & Babin. This audiobook is not meant to replace the original book but to serve as a companion to it.

©2018 Jackie Farrington (P)2018 Jackie Farrington

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Amazing!

Most leadership books simply talk about how to lead those in your charge. This book reminds us to first lead ourselves, and own our actions. Amazing!

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This summary does a great job at detailed!

This summary does a great job at detailing the main points of the actual book. It is broken down by chapters, but also by the military experience, how it transfers to leadership and then into the business model.

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I really enjoy this book.

I really enjoy this book. Its an awesome book about the discipline, and determination to become the person you are capable of becoming.

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I listened to this book.

I listened to this book and then used the summary to review and plan for a presentation! It was exactly what I needed.

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Amazing audiobook.

Amazing audiobook. I suggest re-reading this book every once in a while. This will definitely help you communicate better so you can win people over, ethically. A great book for someone looking to improve their social skills.

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Great accompanying book!

Great accompanying book to the Dichotomy of Leadership. Simple, common sense approach to leadership. This is helping me so much not only for work but personal life as well.

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This audiobook is awesome for me.

This audiobook is awesome for me. I really love summary books since I can easier understand it. Love this audiobook and recommended!

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Highly recommended indeed!

I like the book for the straightforward, no nonsense approach it has towards the challenges of leadership. Highly recommended indeed!