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The Extreme Ownership Rundown

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 At Echelon Front, we know that leadership is the solution to every problem. But we recognize that there is a daunting amount of leadership content and material generated each week through virtual training sessions, in-person leadership events, and podcasts. Our Commander’s Intent for the Extreme Ow… read more

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Watch Your Language

March 14th, 2023


The first step in taking ownership is to acknowledge a mistake or failure. But when you do this, be careful to watch your language.

Caution: Tendency To Blame Others

February 27th, 2023


As human beings, we all tend to blame others. Something in our nature drives our immediate default response to blame anyone or anything other than …

The Highest Form of Extreme Ownership

February 13th, 2023



When a leader accepts total responsibility for everything that impacts their mission, Extreme Ownership becomes not just retroactive but pre-emptive to prevent problems from happening in the first …

The Only Leadership Test That Matters

January 27th, 2023


In the introduction to the book, Extreme Ownership, Jocko and I wrote: 

The only meaningful measure for a leader is whether the team succeeds or …

Your Problems Are Not Unique

January 17th, 2023


At Echelon Front, we work with client companies and organizations in just about every industry. And we consistently hear the same or very similar things from different leaders: people think their problems are …


December 22nd, 2022


We all fall short of the mark at times. So you don’t have to pretend. People know you aren’t perfect because no one is perfect. There is no such thing as a flawless performance. People know you don’t have it all figured …

The 360 Degree Perspective

December 9th, 2022


“Keep strong, if possible. In any case, keep cool. Have unlimited patience. Never corner an opponent, and always assist [them] to save face. Put …

How Often Are You Training?

November 15th, 2022


We know that leadership is a skill. Like any skill, no one is born with exceptional leadership abilities. They must be learned. While experience is a great teacher, you don’t want the only opportunity to learn to be in …

You May Be Wrong

October 27th, 2022


Immortalized as Davy Crockett in movies and frontier folklore, David Crockett was a ‘coonskin cap-wearing former-U.S. Congressman from Tennessee. He …

The Indirect Approach: How To Influence Others

October 5th, 2022


“You’ve been brainwashed,” said Jocko. “The shortest distance between two points isn’t a straight line.”  

It may be true in geometry, but it’s definitely not true when it comes to leadership. 

Instead, the quickest …

How to Work with Difficult Personalities

September 15th, 2022


Working with different personalities can seem like a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. Learning how to work with different personality types is key to operational success. Learn more here. 

Is Leadership A Skill?

August 24th, 2022


No one is born with great leadership ability. Leadership is a skill that must be taught, learned, and developed over time through training, practice, and repetition. Some people are born with attributes that enable them …

Why Losing Your Cool Is Weakness

August 1st, 2022


The power of self-control is an ancient concept 


This isn’t a new concept. Israel’s King Solomon wrote about this nearly 3,000 years ago: 


He who …

How To Think Strategically

July 18th, 2022


At a recent Extreme Ownership Muster, our two-day leadership conference, a participant asked Jocko: “How often should I be thinking strategically, …

How to Lead Up The Chain of Command

July 7th, 2022


Often, when people think of leadership, they think of a senior person leading a team of people that report to them. That’s leading down the chain of command. But just as important—or perhaps even more so—is leading up …

Who Is A Leader?

June 14th, 2022


When we use the term “leader,” people usually think of the CEO, the senior executive team, or those at the very top of an organization. Many people …


May 31st, 2022


Often, leaders we work with demand more accountability for people with whom they work. “We need to start holding people accountable,” they tell us. …

Check The Ego

May 11th, 2022


Ego drives us to do extraordinary things. It makes people want to win; strive to be the best in their field or industry. But ego can also be the most destructive force imaginable. In Extreme Ownership, Jocko wrote: “Ego …

Leadership Capital

May 3rd, 2022


Think of the amount of influence you have on the people around you as a bank account. Leadership capital represents the funds available in that account. In every interaction with others, you are either depositing funds …

The Power of Detachment

April 14th, 2022


How do you handle multiple problems at the same time? The answer is DETACH. When you detach—when you pull yourself out of the details, it gives you a …

What Makes a Good Team Member?

March 30th, 2022


What makes a good team member?  

“What makes a good SEAL?” Jocko asked a group of leaders at one of Echelon Front’s Field Training Exercises. Having worked closely with Jocko since 2005, I often know the answer to the …

How Do You Create Buy In?

March 21st, 2022


How do you get others to accept your plan or course of action and execute it as if it were their own?   

We get this question all the time from a leader of a team pushing their people to execute on a new strategy or …

How Do You Get Others to Take Ownership?

February 15th, 2022


When it comes to taking ownership, perhaps the most frequently asked question we get at Echelon Front is: How do I get others to take ownership?


In the workplace, the question is often directed toward a peer who dropped …


February 10th, 2022


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