Leif Babin and Jocko Willink

Wed, Sept 26, 7pm


Books & Greetings

271 Livingston St

Northvale NJ 07647

Admission: Ticketed. When you purchase your book you will receive a numbered ticket which is your number in the signing line. Either stop in to the store or call 201.784.2665 to purchase your book and secure your place in the signing line.

Leif Babin and Jocko Willink

Thurs, Sept 27, 6:30pm


Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island

1100 South Ave

Staten Island NY 10314

Admission: FREE

Books will be available for purchase or you can bring your own. Jocko and Leif will give a short presentation at 6:30pm then sign and meet with people for the duration of the event.

*Hosted by the Staten Island Borough President James Oddo.

Leif Babin

Mon, Oct 1, 7:00pm


Central Presbyterian Church

200 E. 8th St

Austin, TX 78701

Admission: Ticketed. Tickets include a copy of Dichotomy of Leadership.

Jocko Willink

Mon, Oct 1, 6:30pm



7812 Girard Ave

La Jolla, CA 92037

Admission: Ticketed. Tickets admit two and include a copy of Dichotomy of Leadership.


Mastering the Dichotomy of Leadership requires understanding when to lead and 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 dive into the details and micromanage. In addition, every leader must:

  • Take Extreme Ownership of everything that impacts their mission, yet utilize Decentralize Command by giving ownership to their team.
  • Care deeply about their people and their individual success and livelihoods, yet look out for the good of the overall team and above all accomplish the strategic mission.
  • Exhibit the most important quality in a leader―humility, but also be willing to speak up and push back against questionable decisions that could hurt the team and the mission.

​With examples from the authors’ combat and training experiences in the SEAL teams, and then a demonstration of how each lesson applies to the business world, Willink and Babin clearly explain THE DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP―skills that are mission-critical for any leader and any team to achieve their ultimate goal: VICTORY.


“The Dichotomy of Leadership needs to come with a warning label: BRUTALLY HONEST. Finally, a book that tells the truth on how hard and complex it can be to tackle leadership challenges.”

LINDI HORTON | Director of Cloud Services, Cyber Security Company

“Until this point in my life, 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.”

PETE ROBERTS | Co-Founder and CEO, Origin Maine USA

“The Dichotomy of Leadership provides even more depth and dimension to the principles of Extreme Ownership.”

SONJA WINKLER | Senior Director of Operations, Nashville Symphony

“Inspiring, practical, and honest lessons that transcend the battlefield. Buy this book, read it, and apply the lessons to any challenge.”

SARAH ARMSTRONG | CFO, Mesa Technical Associates

“Jocko and Leif leverage their formidable professional and personal experiences on the battlefield and in business to show all of us how to lead.”

ZACH YOUNG | Chief Operations Officer, KAST Construction

“Dichotomy of Leadership provides a simple, clear and concise formula that can be applied to both your professional and personal life.”

BILL MCLAUGHLIN | CTO, Atlantic Tomorrow’s Office

“This isn’t just academic theory, but real-life insight and timeless wisdom.”

JORDAN HARBINGER | Founder, Advanced Human Dynamics

“Whether you’re leading in the family room, the board room, or in your community, this book will help you lead and, most importantly, win.”

RYAN MICHLER | Founder, Order of Man

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