Leadership 101

simple insights for those in leadership

Quote of the Day | 10.29.21

Human beings are generally not capable of managing more than six to ten people, particularly when things go sideways and inevitable contingencies arise.

  • Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

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Quote of the Day | 10.27.21

A leader who tries to take on too many problems simultaneously will likely fail at them all.

  • Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

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Quote of the Day | 10.25.21

Priorities can rapidly shift and change. When this happens, communication of that shift to the rest of the team, both up and down the chain of command, is critical.

  • Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

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Quote of the Day | 10.22.21

Staying ahead of the curve prevents a leader from being overwhelmed when pressure is applied and enables greater decisiveness.

  • Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

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Quote of the Day | 10.20.21

Through careful contingency planning, a leader can anticipate likely challenges that could arise during execution and map out an effective response to those challenges before they happen.

  • Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

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Quote of the Day | 10.18.21

Leaders must determine the highest priority task and execute.

  • Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

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Quote of the Day | 10.15.21

If the plan is simple enough, everyone understands it, which means each person can rapidly adjust and modify what he or she is doing. If the plan is too complex, the team can’t make rapid adjustments to it, because there is no baseline understanding of it.

  • Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

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Quote of the Day | 10.13.21

People generally take the path of least resistance.

  • Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

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Quote of the Day | 10.11.21

It is critical to keep plans and communication simple.

  • Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

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Quote of the Day | 10.08.21

As a leader, it doesn’t matter how well you feel you have presented the information or communicated an order, plan, tactic, or strategy. If your team doesn’t get it, you have not kept things simple and you have failed. You must brief to ensure the lowest common denominator on the team understands.

  • Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

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