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Leadership Strategy and Tactics

Field Manual
Written by: Jocko Willink
Narrated by: Jocko Willink
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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Publisher's Summary

This program is read by the author.

The ultimate guide on leadership from the number-one New York Times best-selling coauthor of Extreme Ownership.

In the military, a field manual provides instructions in simple, clear, step-by-step language to help soldiers complete their mission. In the civilian sector, books offer information on everything from fixing a leaky faucet to developing an effective workout program to cooking a good steak.

But what if you are promoted into a new position leading your former peers? What if you don’t get selected for the leadership position you wanted? How do you overcome imposter syndrome when you aren’t sure you should be leading? As a leader, how do you judiciously dole out punishment? What about reward? How do you build trust with your both your superiors and your subordinates? How do you deliver truthful criticism up and down the chain of command in a tactful and positive way?

These are all questions about leadership - the most complex of all human endeavors. And while there are books out there that provide solid leadership principles, books like Extreme Ownership and The Dichotomy of Leadership, there is no leadership field manual that provides a direct, situational, pragmatic how-to guide that anyone can instantly put to use.

Until now. Leadership Strategy and Tactics explains how to take leadership theory, quickly translate that theory into applicable strategy, and then put leadership into action at a tactical level. This audiobook is the solution that leaders at every level need - not just to understand the leadership game but also how to play the leadership game and win it.

©2019 Jocko Willink (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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very easy to comprehend.

Narrator was excellent able to visualize easily comprehended to execute material learned. Examples are engaging.

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True leadership

Jocko does it again. with a great book That resonates with me better. then the multitude of Leadership courses I've taken in the military over an 18 year career.

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Another Outstanding Book from Jocko

This book is another excellent leadership manual that accelerates growth as a leader. i've read his other books before this one, and if you have as well you will enjoy this one also. Detailed exploration of a very tricky skill.

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Tips for life

This book was a delight. I've learned so much from it and looked back at mistakes I made in the past and saw what I could have done to fix'em. I will review these 12 rules often now and apply them everyday of my life as much as I can. Thanks Jocko !!!

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Great book that spells out the how and why of leadership

Since listening to this book my ability to navigate surprise situations has doubled ! My confidence has also increased, however the biggest change of all is the ability to admit when I am wrong and apologize.

Great book!

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Ideas/ideals for all Military Ranks. Get it Now!

After 11 years in the CF, 3 tours; I know I can still be humbled by the experience of others and I know I always will be. You can always learn something new from someone else. Take the plunge into this interesting piece, you will not be dissappinted. Much respect for this work to the author, it is all a testament to his experience and drive. Lead on.

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Clear, concise, no BS.

leadership strategy and tacts had the principles and hard solutions I needed to turn my team around in easy to understand terms and with good examples.

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A real game changer

Jocko, you have changed my life, beyond grateful for sharing your knowledge. I will use these skills to be the best leader and team player possible.

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a page Turner from cover to cover

I found it hard to set down. it is engaging, well written and delivered an in depth look into what it takes to be a leader. I will recommend this book to everyone that wants to improve the position at work, or in life. fair warning it is heavy on military terminology, keeping that in mind you ave to draw parallels as you read

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Extraordinary!

Like every other book I've read from JW, this one had me hooked since the beginning. Everything exposed here, will definitely can and will be carried out in the workplace and every day life. I absolutely recommend this book to seasoned leaders and to new leaders.

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  • 2020-01-15

Liked it so much I'm driving to NY to see him chat

JOCKO - if I had you as a mentor (writing, podcasts, the 'gram, etc.) growing up, I'd be a different person today as an adult. I've read (and re-read) every book you and Leif have put out, and those you drafted on your own. My six-year-old is about as big a Mikey fan as you could imagine. I have achieved a lot in my life, but a few years ago I got comfortable. I have served my country, but I stopped serving, and stopped hard, I did. I am now back on track, better than ever, and I take your words seriously and have implemented much into my daily routing including beating you to rise at 4:30 - a game I like to play.

"Leadership Strategy and Tactics" didn't disappoint. I read half last night when I got home from work (thanks for the prompt shipping, Amazon!) and finished the rest after buying the Audible this morning during my commute and first few hours in the office. About to listen again and take notes. Thank you, sincerely, for making me a better husband, father, worker, owner of a company and servant of others.

Semper Fidelis,
Bretton

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  • travis jacobs
  • 2020-01-16

Stand By To Get Some

Such great wisdom, simple, clear and concise.

Presented in a straight forward manner, based upon experience.

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  • John Madany
  • 2020-01-16

Extreme usefulness!

Thanks Jocko! This book distills your thoughts and experience in a useful format. I know this book will help me because I have already put some of your teaching into practice. Just finished the Audible version and have the Kindle version for reference.
Every leader needs this book and almost everyone is a leader. You could also use it for a parenting manual.
Thanks again!

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  • Huebert Waldheim
  • 2020-02-18

Awesome info

It was a great listen. But having listened to the podcast extreme ownership and dichotomy of extreme over ship multiple times, it was a lot of the same information. It drives it home and revamped a lot of the knowledge I missed or didn't remember in the other books

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  • matt
  • 2020-01-17

Jocko delivers again

I got the chance to here Jocko speak in Hawaii this year, and whether he is speaking, writing, or narrating, he delivers his message perfectly. His writer/narrator combo allows him to perfectly emphasize his points, and he has truly helped me shape my leadership style. A must read for any leader or future leader

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  • Karston Bauman
  • 2020-01-17

Everyone should read this.

If you want to positively contribute to the world, read this book, it will help you a ton.

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  • cameron christon
  • 2020-01-15

Outstanding

Jocko has a way of inspiring anyone who listens to be a better leader and a better person. These tactics and strategies are an extremely concise version of the principles discussed in Extreme Ownership and Jocko's other books, as well as the podcast which is also. OUTSTANDING.

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  • Daniel Bihari
  • 2020-03-09

Great Info

Great read for any leader or anyone looking for more people skills. Really to the point and no fluff.

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  • anh ho
  • 2020-03-01

Great leadership experiences from jocko himself.

Leadership is hard. Listening to jocko I hope to learn and implement these a strategies and tactics in my own life. So that one day I can be a great leader myself.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-01-30

Great insights on how to be an effective leader

Lots of great advice, feels a little overwhelming when you realize the responsibilities you need to manage

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