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Oct 23, 2018

Jocko Willink, retired Navy SEAL officer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and co-founder of Echelon Front where he’s a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach, joins our show in this special episode of the Elite Man Podcast! In today’s episode Jocko talks about the many dichotomies that exist in leadership and how to effectively balance them for greater success. He covers a multitude of problems that often arise when trying to effectively lead and uses his decorated military career and the lessons he’s gathered over the years to instill the best direction for aspiring leaders to take in just about any scenario. Jocko covers ego vs. humility, when to follow and when to lead, when to speak and when to listen, when to hold your subordinates accountable, and when to step up to your boss. If you’re wondering how to balance the many dichotomies of leadership and how to harness the time-tested success principles of a decorated American hero, check this episode out now!

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In our episode we go over:

  • Whether or not Jocko Willink was always a great leader or whether he had to really work at it
  • Whether he considers himself a great leader even now
  • How he got into the military and why he decided to become a Navy SEAL
  • Why Colonel David Hackworth was a big inspiration for Jocko
  • The rebel side that Jocko has and why he believes being a bit of a rebel at times can actually be a good thing
  • Jocko’s patch story and why he let his friend Leif Babin smuggle in patches while under Jocko’s command
  • When to let things go and when to lay down the law
  • What dichotomy means and why finding the balance to any dichotomy is the key to being successful
  • The many dichotomies of leadership that exist and understanding how to deal with them
  • Extreme ownership and not getting carried away with it
  • The tendency that most people have of not taking ownership and fearing the prospect of taking ownership
  • Confidence vs. ego and why having a little ego can be good
  • When to instill confidence in others and when to take someone down a peg
  • The most important quality of being a good leader
  • How to balance humility and ego
  • Jocko’s best tip for gaining more confidence in day-to-day life
  • Why admitting you don’t know about something or don’t have the answer to it can be a very powerful strategy for success
  • Building a relationship with your bosses so they listen to you and appreciate your intake when you offer it
  • Making your superiors look good and cultivating that relationship with them
  • When to step up and say “no” to your boss or the rules that have been given to you when you know they’re wrong
  • The hardest part of being a good leader and what people need to understand most about leadership
  • The most common dichotomies of leadership and the ones that people mess up on most often
  • When to fire someone and when to mentor them
  • Balancing your loyalty to your team and your loyalty to the overall mission and why it’s so important not to overlook either
  • Using accountability the right way when leading
  • The lead/follow dynamic and when to speak up and when to listen
  • Taking ownership of your life today and why this one attitude change can transform everything
  • Staying disciplined in today’s chaotic world
  • The dichotomy of hard work and happiness in the present
  • Why discipline equals freedom

Check out Jocko on:

Website: jockopodcast.com

Book: amazon.com/dichotomy-of-leadership

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