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Chris talks about extreme leadership with US NAVY Seal Jocko Willink.

JOCKO WILLINK is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author of the book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach.

Jocko spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising through the ranks to become a SEAL officer. As commander of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser during the battle of Ramadi, he orchestrated SEAL operations that helped the “Ready First” Brigade of the US Army’s First Armoured Division bring stability to the violent, war-torn city.

Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the Iraq War. Jocko returned from Iraq to serve as Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams. There, he spearheaded the development of leadership training and personally instructed and mentored the next generation of SEAL leaders who have continued to perform with great success on the battlefield.

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 Echelon Front where he teaches the leadership principles he learned on the battlefield to help others lead and win.

Key Take Aways:

During this podcast Jacko shares:

  • What he learned about the coming one of the U.S. Navy’s most decorated soldiers.
  • Why leadership is so important when building an entrepreneurial business.
  • Why mistakes must be owned by leaders in order to build high performing teams.
  • What he learned about leadership when mistakes were made which resulted in people getting killed.

About the author, Chris Rolls

Chris Rolls is the Managing Director of PieLAB Venture Partners who manage Australia’s first real estate specific venture capital fund. The Real Estate Industry Venture Capital Fund 2016 (REIVC16) is a $20 million fund that invests in businesses that provide products and services to the real estate industry. The fund’s investors are owners of Australia’s leading real estate agencies who recognize that only by working together can the industry avoid being victims of technological disruption. Prior to PieLAB Chris built and sold Rental Express one of the largest property management businesses in Australia.

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