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Barbell Business – Our New Favorite Book on Leadership: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink

This week on BARBELL BUSINESS, we discuss our new favorite book on leadership, Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. This is a book we suggest you and everyone on your team should read. Jocko and Leif share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life that work for both leaders and for those who make up the team.

This is the perfect business book for someone who doesn’t enjoy the traditional self-help style of writing. Jocko and Leif take you through riveting first-hand accounts of making high-pressure decisions as Navy SEAL battlefield leaders that translate into everyday business decisions quite seamlessly.

In this show, we pull out a few of the points we believe gym owners can start to implement today.




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Mike Bledsoe

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  • If you like this book. The first leadership book I ever had to read during my time in the 75th Ranger Regiment was “The Men, The Mission, and Me” by Pete Blaber. A great Book for leadership and very similiar. Check it out. I will be reading this book too.

    Thanks for another awesome Podcast,


  • What a unique and fascinating idea for a leadership book! I look forward to hearing their perspective as well as their insight after working in the navy. Thanks for sharing! I am always looking for books that help motivate and inspire me as well as helping me to inspire my employees. The book that I have read and reread in 2015 is “Leading For Results” by leadership development expert Joan Bragar (http://bostonleadership.com/)
    The quote “Leading is about empowering others to face challenges and achieve results” has stuck with me and she makes it very clear that being a good leader isn’t all about me me me. I have to want to lead to make a difference for others. I think the book does a great job at assisting you in finding your leadership purpose and then through journaling and exercises you can hone these skills into something usable in the workplace or even at home. Can’t recommend it enough. It’s a book that deserves more recognition for sure.

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