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Coaching, Coding and Learning By George Evjen October 2016 Entries
Extreme Ownership : Prioritize & Execute
Book Notes from 'Extreme Ownership' By Jocko Willink & Leif BabinPrioritize and Execute How could we possibly tackle so many problems at once. Prioritize and execute - even the greatest of battlefield leaders could not handle an array of challenges simultaneously without being overwhelmed. Determine the greatest priority for the team. Then rapidly direct the team to attack that priority. - full resources of the team were engaged in that highest priority effort. I could then determine the next ......

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2016 10:14 AM

Extreme Ownership : Simple
Book Notes from 'Extreme Ownership' By Jocko Willink & Leif BabinSimple I appreciate your motivation to get out there and get after it - but perhaps we should for these first few patrols - we need to simplify this a bit Simplify ? - its just a patrol, how complex can it get? There are some risks that can compound when working in an environment like this. Lets just keep this simple to start and we can expand as we get more experience. Just as he had been taught: simple, clear, concise information ......

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2016 9:51 AM

Extreme Ownership : Cover & Move
Book Notes from 'Extreme Ownership' by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin Cover and Move I was so focused on our own squads dilemma, I didn’t think to coordinate with the other team, OP1, to work together. This was the first rule in Jocko's Laws of Combat - Cover and Move We had operated independently, failing to support or help each other. It was foolishness to not work together. We were all trying to accomplish the same mission We should have utilized every strength and tactical advantage possible ......

Posted On Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:47 AM

Extreme Ownership : Check The Ego
Book Notes from 'Extreme Ownership' by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin Check the Ego Task Unit Bruiser, we were confident and perhaps even a little cocky - but I tried to temper that confidence by instilling a culture within our task unit to never be satisfied; we pushed ourselves harder to continuously improve our performance. If U.S. forces were to win in Ramadi, I saw right away that all of us had to work together and support each other. But if the US forces were to win this difficult fight here ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:40 AM

Extreme Ownership : Believe
Book Notes from 'Extreme Ownership' By Jocko Willink & Lief BabinBelieve Questioning the Mission When we know the man covering our 'six'(backside) is someone who has been through the same training, has the same gear, and speaks the same language - someone we trust In the SEAL Teams - the bond of our brotherhood is our strongest weapon. I knew my actions and mind-set carried great weight among my troops These were my orders - and for me to lead I had to believe - so I kept my doubts to myself ......

Posted On Monday, October 10, 2016 12:07 PM

Extreme Ownership: No Bad Teams - Only Bad Leaders
Book Notes from 'Extreme Ownership' by Jacko Willink & Leif Babin No Bad Teams, Only Bad Leaders It pays to be a winner Hell week is not a fitness test - it was not a physical test - but a mental one Success resulted from determination and will, but also from innovation and communication within the team. The boat crew leader bore responsibility for the performance of his boat crew. - each member of the boat crew had to perform, but the leader received the most scrutiny from the instructor staff. ......

Posted On Thursday, October 6, 2016 1:03 PM

Extreme Ownership : Blame
Book Notes from 'Extreme Ownership' by Jocko Willink & Leif BabinIntroductionProper understanding and application of the Laws of Combat Leadership: The Single Most Important Factor Without a team - a group of individuals working to accomplish a mission - there can be no leadership The only meaningful measure of a leader is whether the team succeeds or fails For all the definitions, descriptions, and characterizations of leaders - there are only two that matter Effective and ineffective. Effective ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 4, 2016 1:06 PM

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