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Leadership Strategy and Tactics

Field Manual
Narrated by: Jocko Willink
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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Summary

Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual by Jocko Willink is the essential and practical guide to leadership and how to excel at it, from the coauthor of the number one New York Times best seller 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 tap to developing an effective workout programme 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 impostor 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 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 endeavours. Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual is here to help you navigate your way through the difficulties of leadership by providing a direct, situational, pragmatic how-to guide that anyone can instantly put to use.

This book is a rapid reference manual that explains how to take leadership theory, quickly translate that theory into applicable strategy, and then put leadership into action at a tactical level. This book is the solution that leaders at every level need - not just to understand the leadership game but also to learn how to play the leadership game - and win it.

©2020 Jocko Willink (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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Good book

good book but sadly not what I was expecting. More about Military than everyday life.

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First class leadership advice

Brilliant content, and its read by the author who has excellent delivery of the information. Stand by to get some. Nice one Jocko

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humbly for true leaders

precise and encouraging leadership strategies and tactics for all who dwell in the realm of leadership

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Lessons on leadership and life.

The best leadership strategy out there. The simplistic and honest way Jocko delivers his message is something anyone can understand and get behind. He reviews things from all perspectives and offers realistic tactical advice on how to effectively lead. The lessons in this book go beyond those required for leadership; It's a handbook for life.

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Outstanding!

Great book, simple easy steps to reset a leaders mindset! listened on a long drive and really enjoyed it.

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A lot of stuff from the two first books

A lot of the stuff in the first half of the book is reused material from his first two books on leadership. That being said. There are a lot of new insights in the second half, and Jocko has a fantastic voice and is a great narrator.

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Wish I had this when I was in the Royal Marines

Excellent guide for leaders and aspiring leaders. Solid advice on how to become a leader and how to conduct yourself when you are a leader.

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tried my best

I have listened to dozens of books here now and this was the most difficult. I started it 3 times and got thru it eventually at 1.5 times speed. I really like the author for his energy and positivity to date but I felt the gems of information while very good were too sparse.

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Outstanding !

I really enjoyed listening to this audio book. it kept me busy for some days! Really amazing work! Thank you!

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Great initiation to the discipline that is Leadership

Although a bit repetitive in some chapters. The narration and the stories shared help bring to life what leadership is.

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  • Gui
  • 06-07-20

Awesome book

Like any Jocko books, this is awesome. Easy to follow, easy to understand, easy to put in practice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-06-20

A great field manual for leaders

Love the book and how it was delivered, Jocko did it again. Can't wait to read another book from Jocko.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-20

Great Book!

This book provides a very practical step by step guide to being a great leader.

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  • Delano Castro
  • 07-06-20

Great for network marketing professionals as well

It was definitely one of my favorite books ever! Very very practical, total applicable tips. I was a manager in the corporate world as well as a network marketing professional. It makes total sense in both position. I could remember several episodes when I misbehave and also acted the right way. I enjoyed the book so much that I wish it was longer than it is.

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  • Laszlo
  • 05-06-20

One of the best leadership related books I read in a long time

I cannot associate with the military anecdotes as I have never been to combat and nobody tells me “roger that” or “I’m on it boss”. Even though sometimes I wish they did. Nevertheless these principles apply in a workplace where people have more freedom of choice, different type of existential anxieties, unclear reporting lines and blurred hierarchies. In fact they apply in such circumstances even more. Read it, learn it, live it, it will be good for you.

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  • Adrián
  • 28-04-20

The most helpful book workwise ever

I find it the most actionable of Jocko's library. It is really specific, short chapters to the point and dedicated each to 1 specific topic. It helps leaders and sub-ordinates alike because Jocko is specialist in addressing the situation from both points of view. Unlike many other books, I find this most useful because the author understands the need of keeping a balance. He gets himself into deep water and at the same time helps the listener understand when it is better to err on 1 side and when on the other.

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  • Stjepan
  • 07-02-20

Love it!

Simple yet effective examples from everyday situations and also Jocko always makes a link with SEAL combat story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-01-20

Excellent!!

Learned so much from this audiobook. I would recommend it to all leaders and employees no matter in which position you are.

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  • Milenkovic
  • 29-01-20

Extremely Valuable and Insightful

Loved it! Lessons learned here can and should be practiced in all areas of life (work environment, friendships, relationship, community involvement, sport...). Lead by example and set one! Thank you, Jocko

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  • Jean Jacques Thenon
  • 26-01-20

Excellent

Jocko's best yet. Clear and easy to unseated without feeling spoon fed simple. An excellent book