The Indirect Approach



Jocko and Dave dive deep into the Indirect Approach, a technique that allows leaders to use humility and ownership to determine the best plan for success. You start by asking earnest questions and leading people to draw their own conclusions rather than telling them what to do. This gives them ownership of the plan and the execution. 

In this course you will learn that using the Indirect Approach is the most effective and efficient way to get things done. It allows you to navigate the obstacles of ego, defensiveness, and conflict so each person involved can take ownership and approach the mission with an open mind. 

Indirect Approach Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain why the Indirect Approach is more effective and more efficient than the Direct Approach
  • Identify how and when to use earnest questions to diffuse situations, understand the why, and have difficult conversations
  • Implement the Indirect Approach leadership techniques in all situations

As with other Extreme Ownership foundation courses, Jocko and Dave provide role-play demonstrations and application exercises with examples of what to do and what NOT to do to LEAD and WIN. Leaders earn a certificate of completion when passing the Learning Check at the end of the course.

Earn this badge at the completion of the course.

Not Enrolled

Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 5 Topics
  • 2 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate