"But in another respect, a leader has everything to prove: Every member of the team must develop the trust and confidence that their leader will exercise good judgment, remain calm, and make the right decisions when it matters most." And the only way that can be achieved is through leading by example every day.We would like to thank Clive Westlake for providing the pictures that you will find links to throughout the description, or which can be viewed in their own gallery. From the road from Blaenavon to Abergavenny, take the road to the left, just before the Keeper's Pond (or on the right, just after the Keeper's Pond when coming from Abergavenny).The most effective leaders learn how to quickly determine which of their team's tasks need to be monitored in order for them to progress smoothly, "but cannot get sucked into the details and lose track of the bigger picture," Willink writes.The best leaders keep their egos in check and their minds open to others, and admit when they're wrong.
"But they must never put their own drive for personal success ahead of overall mission success for the greater team." This means that when something does not go according to plan, leaders must set aside their egos and take ownership of the failure before moving forward."But a leader must never grow so close to subordinates that one member of the team becomes more important than another, or more important than the mission itself." "Leaders must never get so close that the team forgets who is in charge." "Extreme Ownership" is the fundamental concept of Willink and Babin's leadership philosophy.It means that for any team or organization, "all responsibility for success and failure rests with the leader," Willink writes.But when it's time to make that decision, all risk must be mitigated as much as possible.Willink and Babin both write about situations in Ramadi in which delaying an attack until every detail about a target was clarified, even when it frustrated other units they were working with, resulted in avoiding tragic friendly fire.