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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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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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awesome

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

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exceptional.

A book that every person in a leadership or management role should read.
entertaining and educational!

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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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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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Heroic

This book will reinforce the mentality of any well developed individual and remind you what it means to reach your highest potential.

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wow

holy f#@k what a book. do yourself a favor and listen to it. I cannot recommend this book enough.

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  • 31-10-2018

Great addition.

This audiobook is a great follow up to "Extreme Ownership" and complements the core messages from the previous work. Now with added gunfire!

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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.