The Dichotomy of Leadership
This book is written about finding the balance between opposing forces that pull every leader in different directions. The authors dive into the nuances that every successful leader must navigate.
Written by the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Extreme Ownership, this book discusses the balance of when to lead, when to follow; when to aggressively maneuver and when to pause and let things develop; when to detach and let the team run and when to micromanage.
I’ve never read a book that reveals the truths of leadership in such detail and rawness. The true value of this book cannot be quantified in words. - P. Roberts, Co-Founder & CEO, Origin Maine
Finally a book that tells the truth on how hard and complex it can be to tackle leadership challenges. - L. Horton, Dir. of Cloud Services, Cyber Security Company
Inspiring, practical, and honest lessons that transcend the battlefield. Buy this book, read it, and apply the lessons to any challenge. - S. Armstrong, CFO, Mesa Technical Assoc.
Level 2 & 3 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.1, 1.1.4, 1.2.6, 2.1.1, 2.1.6, 2.3.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.4, 3.1.5, 3.1.7, 4.1.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 4.2.8, 6.1.2
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Explain the meaning of “Dichotomy of Leadership” and give four examples of how it works in business.
2. Describe the four Laws of Combat and give an example of each.
3. Define Extreme Ownership and explain two ways it affects leadership.
4. Explain why communication is so important to leadership—give three examples.
5. Define Burden of Command and give one example.
6. Describe two ways to develop confidence in junior members.
7. Describe three ways to help an underperforming member.
8. Explain two reasons for “push back” and two ways to do it with a supervisor.
Why we chose this book
Jeffrey Ebert, MS, RDN, LD suggested that we have more titles on leadership and management. He gave us titles that he especially respects—and this was one of them. The reviews around this title are very positive.
About the author
Jocko Willink and Leif Babin served as U.S. Navy SEAL officers and their unit was the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War. In 2012 they founded Echelon Front, a leadership training company for corporations and other groups.