At Echelon Front, we know that leadership is the solution to every problem. But we recognize that there is a daunting amount of leadership content and material generated each week through virtual training sessions, in-person leadership events, and podcasts. Our Commander’s Intent for the Extreme Ownership Rundown is to provide you just the highlights in simple, clear and concise form so that—despite your busy schedule—you can learn the skills necessary to solve your problems through leadership.
The Power of Relationships
Relationships are integral to your success and the success of any team in any arena. When you recognize that relationships are paramount, you will prioritize building strong relationships with everyone around you to be victorious.
You do this by trusting others, listening to them, showing them respect, allowing yourself to be influenced by them, and demonstrating that you care about them.
We want to be able to influence others. Whether at work, home or in our community, we often think we know best and want others to GO WITH OUR PLAN. Let's learn how...
We want others to respect us. Whether at work, at home, or in our community, we want others to recognize our experience, perspective, and contributions. But how do you get others to respect you?
Human Beings Are Half-Duplex Machines
Like a half-duplex radio, you cannot receive transmissions from anyone else whenever you are in transmit mode. You can’t hear what anyone else is saying as long as you are speaking. You can’t listen to them.
Watch Your Language
The first step in taking ownership is to acknowledge a mistake or failure. But when you do this, be careful to watch your language.
Caution: Tendency To Blame Others
As human beings, we all tend to blame others. Something in our nature drives our immediate default response to blame anyone or anything other than ourselves. The level of frustration or stress we are under only exacerbates this tendency. But knowing this, you can contingency plan to counter your default response and reprogram yourself to take ownership. But even then, you will likely still occasionally stray from the path of ownership and blame others. When you do, recognize it, take ownership of it, and fix it.
Leif Babin is a former Navy SEAL officer, co-author of the New York Times best-sellers, “Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win” and “The Dichotomy of Leadership.” He is President/Co-founder of Echelon Front, a premier leadership training and education firm. www.echelonfront.com
Succinct, poignant wisdom.
Excellent, practical strategies which always seem to benefit me in a situation I’m faced with.
Great content, terrible audio
I love all of Echelon Front’s content but I can not hear any of these shows without turning the volume all the way up. The signal strength is awful and then the next podcast I play is blaring to the point of violating my eardrums. Let’s get it fixed!