Leif Babin


1: “Some may wonder how Navy SEAL combat leadership principles translate outside the military realm to leading any team in any capacity,” Jocko Willink and Leif Babin write in their terrific book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

“But combat is reflective of life, only amplified and intensified,” they write.  “The leadership and teamwork concepts contained in this book are not abstract theories, but practical and … continue reading

1: It was night three of the infamous Hell Week of SEAL training.  

The Navy SEAL candidates were exhausted.  They had slept less than one hour over the previous three days.  They were shivering from the cold ocean water and cool wind.  Their camouflage fatigues were “soaked to the bone and covered in gritty sand that chafed them until they were raw and bleeding,” Leif Babin writes in Extreme Ownership: continue reading