Putting The Mission First

Putting The Mission First

Putting the mission first is simple. Check your ego. You may find yourself in a situation where all of your efforts are in support of another department, team, or person. Since you are supporting them, that means they will get the bulk of the credit for any successes...
OWNERSHIP WORKS AT EVERY LEVEL

OWNERSHIP WORKS AT EVERY LEVEL

It’s easy to think that your ability to lead others is proportionate to your time in a company. We tend to think that it’s the senior team members who are the “real” leaders. But the principles of Extreme Ownership apply at every level. During a recent meeting, a...
Build Teams That Cover And Move

Build Teams That Cover And Move

The first Law of Combat is Cover and Move. Cover and Move is teamwork. Individuals and teams must mutually support one another, working together in order to accomplish the mission. How do you get individuals and teams to most effectively work together? The answer:...
THE BALANCE OF SPREADING BELIEF

THE BALANCE OF SPREADING BELIEF

THE BALANCE OF SPREADING BELIEF JP Dinnell Belief is one of the most important factors in determining the success of a team. As Jocko wrote about in Extreme Ownership, if the team believes in the mission, they will do whatever it takes to accomplish the goal. But if...