Jocko Willink is co-author of the #1 New York Times best-selling book, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win and author of the forthcoming Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual.
A decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, Jocko spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams and served as commander of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser during the battle of Ramadi in 2006. Jocko returned from Iraq to serve as Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, where he spearheaded the development of leadership training and personally instructed and mentored the next generation of SEAL leaders. During his career, Jocko was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and numerous other personal and unit awards. In 2010, Jocko retired from the Navy and launched a leadership and management consulting company, Echelon Front, to teach others how to build, train and lead high-performance, winning teams.Download Bio
DISCIPLINE EQUALS FREEDOMField Manual
St. Martin’s Press
Jocko Willink's methods for success were born in the SEAL Teams, where he spent most of his adult life, enlisting after high school and rising through the ranks to become the commander of the most highly decorated special operations unit of the war in Iraq. In Discipline Equals Freedom, Willink describes how he lives that mantra: the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of life.
EXTREME OWNERSHIPHow U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
St. Martin’s Press
In Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. With riveting first-hand accounts of making high-pressure decisions as Navy SEAL battlefield leaders, this book is equally gripping for leaders who seek to dominate other arenas.
Laws of Combat In this speech, Jocko explores what makes a good team and reveal methods for building stronger relationships with your colleagues.
Sustaining Victory How do you maintain success in the office? Plan ahead, be decisive, and employ discipline—Jocko shows us how to anticipate and address any challenges a team might face.
- Richard Healey, Mutual of Omaha
Praise for EXTREME OWNERSHIP
“Leif and Jocko are the real deal. I’m honored to have served with them. They led SEALs in the fight through the hell that was the Battle of Ramadi. This book shows how they did it.”
— Marcus Luttrell, U.S. Navy SEAL and #1 national bestselling author of Lone Survivor
“The smartest, most revolutionary management approach since Jack Welch's Six Sigma.”
— Don Imus, radio host of Imus in the Morning
“Finally, a leadership book that actually demonstrates how to truly lead. Riveting, engaging, and free from the usual cliché platitudes, this book is strikingly impactful and will dramatically improve leaders of all types.”
— Amy Brandt Schumacher, entrepreneur, executive, and philanthropist
“Extreme Ownership provides huge value for leaders at all levels. An inspiring and page-turning read, the leadership lessons are easy to digest and implement. It provides a powerful SEAL framework for action to lead teams in high-stakes environments. This book made me a better leader and enabled my entire team step up our game!”
— Jared Hamilton, founder and CEO, DrivingSales