Train hard, but train smart

Jocko and Leif wrote Dichotomy of Leadership as a follow-up to Extreme Ownership: How Navy SEALs Lead and Win and dive deep into the most challenging aspect of leading people. Understanding how to maintain balance enables leaders to most effectively lead, accomplish the mission, and achieve the ultimate goal: VICTORY.

Chapter 5: Train Hard, But Train Smart is Now Available on Extreme Ownership Academy

Effective teams are disciplined but not rigid. Jocko and Leif share the importance of a team that can think and solve problems when challenges arise. They also discuss the importance of balance and having a doctrine of standard operating procedures for when challenges reoccur. Dive deeper into this chapter through role-play demonstrations and application exercises with examples of what to do and what NOT to do to LEAD and WIN. Leaders earn a certificate of completion when passing the Learning Check at the end of the course.

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Chapter 5: Train Hard, but Train Smart

Jocko and Leif discuss the importance of realistic, fundamental, repetitive training. You will learn why those three factors are so important and how to balance training that pushes the team out of their comfort zone without demoralizing them to the point that they fail to learn. The course includes:

  • Combat examples.
  • A detailed explanation of the principle.
  • Direct application to business with multiple examples.
  • Role-play demonstrations of what to do and what not to do.

Knowledge is tested through three interactive application exercises and five learning check questions.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize that training must be hard and why
  • Understand the balance between training hard, but smart
  • Explain the critical aspects of training

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