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The Dichotomy of Leadership

Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Sequel to the multimillion-selling Extreme Ownership.

Over 150 weeks spent on best-seller lists.

Creator of the number one Business podcast - over 500K downloads per week.

In The Dichotomy of Leadership, decorated former US Navy SEAL officers Jocko Willink and Leif Babin show you how to walk the fine line of being a true leader to accomplish missions in your personal and business lives and achieve the goal of every team: victory. 

Using lessons learned from the authors' elite combat and training experiences, Willink and Babin reveal how the use of opposing principles - leading while following, focusing and detaching, being aggressive yet prudent - will heighten your awareness, deepen your understanding, improve your dexterity and hone your ability to lead and win. 

'Leadership is simple, but not easy.' (Jocko Willink & Leif Babin)

©2018 Jocko Willink and Leif Babin (P)2018 Pan Macmillan AU

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Basically continuing on from the first book.

If you have listened/read to the first book - extreme ownership -, you will enjoy this book. It answers a lot of the questions I had, or problems I thought of while progressing through the first book. As too much ownership can be detrimental and probably end up doing the opposite effect the book initially claimed.

This book discusses accounts with individuals who have read the first book and acted upon its advice that has turned to the worst and Jocko/Leif giving assistance and guidance getting them back on track. It also has littered through the book more scenarios used within combat/training that discusses leadership from their previous experience within the Navy Seals. Overall its a great addition and I read the books one after each other. I do feel however -Extreme ownership- is the stronger book out of the two. But more or less feels an expansion of extreme ownership than a standalone book... if that make sense. But that could be a good thing as it flows nicely on wards to continue telling the story/advice.

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A great listen with practical application

An interesting perspective on leadership coupled with engaging stories and practical examples to use in everyday life

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Outstanding read

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! lots of lessons told in an easy to understand and put into practice way. I'm honestly hoping the authors come together and produce a third book to accompany the first two. Definately worth the read.

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Consume. This. Now.

This and Extreme Ownership apply to damn near everything in life in the most uncanny way and it’s glorious. As you go through it you’ll find that situation you encounter, personal or professional, can/will file neatly under a chapter title from either book.
Read it. Apply it. Thrive.

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Adds nuance and balance to Lessons in EO

Structure in a similar way to Extreme Ownership, The Dichotomy of Leadership injects additional meaning to what a well rounded leader should be. TDOL helps clarify areas from EO by tempering the advice with the complexity that is apparent in real decision making paradigms.

It has the usual mix of military and business case studies, which are very welcome. However it probably had ever so slightly less business ones this time round.

Either way, devoured this book and would certainly recommend it to anyone who enjoyed Extreme Ownership.

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Second Best Leadership Book

The best is their first book "Extreme Ownership". This picks up where that leaves off.

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almost as good as extreme ownership

a little bit repetitive at times but otherwise is a good follow up to the Extreme Ownership book

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outstanding!!

listen and learn. then listen again, as there's so many valuable lessons in this book. I am encouraging my troops to listen to this too. it will greatly help develop your leadership skills

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These guys never disappoint

I’m a massive fan of Jocko and Leif, every time I read one of there books or listen to a podcast I can just tell these guys have gone all in and given there all for the betterment of others. I’m using the principles on a daily and can’t thanks them enough for all that they do!!!!! I’m a better man for listening

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awesome

wow, i was entertained and learning at the same time. so many dichotomies such little time.

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  • 18-04-2019

Expands on 'Extreme Ownership' - Worth It!

Jocks and Leif return to narrate their next instalment, an expansion on Extreme Ownership. So rear or listen to that first, this will make more sense. In saying that, they do repeat some things from the first book, but it goes a long way to further critical analysis of the concepts in Extreme Ownership AND to ensure there is clear understanding of the dichotomy that does exist in leadership.
If you are interested in becoming a better leader, understanding leadership principals or just love the guys talking about their history and lessons, this is a must get - BUT do Extreme Ownership first. Enjoy

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  • Chris
  • 28-11-2018

awesome!!

Jocko and Leif absolutely nail this book from start to finish! Highly recommended for coaches, managers, leaders of all kinds.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-11-2018

Great book

is there an eddition on implimentation. that would be real. great to seal the deal

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  • 18-10-2018

An excellent follow up to Extreme Ownership

If Jocko says jump you say “how high sir”. Highly recommended and important book for leaders trying to hone their skills and potential.