The Dichotomy of Leadership


Extreme Ownership is the solution to all leadership problems, but there is a dichotomy. As a follow-up to their #1 New York Times bestseller Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink & Leif Babin introduced us to The Dichotomy of Leadership, which explains that although ownership starts and ends with us, there is a give and take with everything. In this foundational course, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin go a step deeper into this dichotomy and how it applies to leaders just like you.



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Leaders must take ownership of everything in their lives in order to lead and win. But how extreme is too extreme? After the release of Extreme Ownership, which topped #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, we were flooded by leaders asking follow-up questions as they did their best to apply Extreme Ownership. We recognized this would be a problem early on; that’s why the final chapter of Extreme Ownership is titled “The Dichotomy of Leadership.”

This foundational course takes us deeper into the topic of how far is too far and explores the chapters from the book in greater detail, including:


  • Own it All, but Empower Others.
  • Resolute, Not Overbearing.
  • When to Mentor, When to Fire.
  • Train Hard, But Train Smart.
  • Aggressive, Not Reckless.


Going beyond Extreme Ownership and fully understanding the Dichotomy of Leadership is a must for any leader looking to have the greatest level of impact possible. If you’re looking to be that leader who takes ownership but guides their team to greater success, autonomy, and results, then you need this foundational course. Sign up today.

Echelon Front is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

All courses on the Extreme Ownership Academy are SHRM approved! If you are in need of continuing education credits for your SHRM recertification, the Extreme Ownership Academy courses can provide you with 30+ hours of Professional Development Credits (PDCs). All of our courses cover a broad range of competencies recognized through SHRM’s Body of Applied Skills & Knowledge (BASK) system.



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