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Every problem you face, in business and in life, is a leadership problem. Leadership is the most challenging of human endeavors. It is often misunderstood. It can bewilder, mystify, and frustrate even the most dedicated practitioners. Leaders at all levels are often forced to use theoretical guesswork to make decisions and lead their troops.

It doesn't have to be that way.

There are leadership principles that will solve your problems. There are tenets to follow, skills that can be learned, and maneuvers that can be practiced and executed. There are leadership strategies and tactics that have been tested and proven on the battlefield, in business, and in life.

Leadership is a skill. Like any skill, leadership can be taught and learned. But it requires continuous training and effort to develop your leadership skills. You can't go to the gym once and expect to be in the best shape of your life. You have to train consistently, multiple times per week, for extended periods of time, to develop your physical capability. Likewise, developing your leadership skills requires continuous effort.

The Extreme Ownership Academy is our online leadership
training program
that allows you to train leadership consistently, turning the leadership principles of Extreme Ownership into practical skills that you can use in every capacity to solve problems and drive results.

Like any other skill.

$419.88 FOR A YEAR ACCESS

To Become An Effective Leader You Must Train Constantly
To Develop and Improve Your Leadership Skills.

That is the mission of the Extreme Ownership Academy --
to provide leaders with the training needed to develop their leadership skills,
anywhere at any time.

Extreme Ownership Academy

Beyond the concepts in Jocko Willink and Leif Babin's #1 New York Times bestselling book, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, Extreme Ownership Academy progressively elevates your effectiveness as a leader by diving deeper into the principles enabling you to:

  • Achieve greater insight and understanding of Extreme Ownership and how to apply it
  • Test your practical knowledge
  • Accelerate learning through role play demonstrations of the right and wrong application of these principles
  • Guide your actions in practical, everyday implementation to solve problems

Get direct access to Jocko, Leif, and the Echelon Front team, through our Extreme Ownership Live virtual sessions. Three weekly during LIVE private Zoom Meetings, ask your questions and get answers, as Jocko and the team explain leadership concepts from different perspectives, and help you solve your specific challenges in real-time.

Direct Engagement

Members talk to Jocko & Leif about their challenges

Here's what a few member's
think about the program:


Brandon Lacros

"Just Got Promoted Again"

"Just got promoted again. I've been promoted 3 times since joining."

Brandon Lacrois
Sarah Armstrong

"Game Changer"

"... my LEADERSHIP PERSONAL TRAINER. The immediate feedback and expert advice is a GAME CHANGER."

Sarah Armstrong, CFO
Paul Slade

"Leaders At Any Level"

"No matter where you are in the world, this is a powerful resource for LEADERS AT ANY LEVEL."

Paul Slade, CEO

Extreme Ownership Live

LIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING
Extreme Ownership Live

(Live discussion with Jocko & Leif and the Echelon Front Team weekly)


Leadership is simple, not easy. As you work to implement the principles of Extreme Ownership, you will have questions.

The weekly LIVE sessions provide participants direct access to the Echelon Front Cadre of instructors, including Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who provide insight and guidance on how to best handle your leadership challenges. These sessions will help you identify your problems, build a solution, create a plan to implement, and get your problems solved.

Extreme Ownership LIVE sessions enable you to:

  • Talk through your specific leadership challenge
  • Determine the root cause of the issue
  • Address the problem and solve it

Extreme Ownership Live Event

Extreme Ownership Works


With proper knowledge, understanding, and implementation, you will see effective results.

Extreme Ownership Live Private Zoom

Leaders will learn how to take Extreme Ownership in all situations and understand which leadership principles they need to apply in any situation.

Three times a week, we host a LIVE Zoom Meeting and help you solve your personal leadership challenges.

You can talk to us directly or listen and learn as others with similar challenges seek advice on how to implement the tactics and strategies taught in the Academy.

George Yioulos

"I appreciate the honesty and candor that occurs here from the EF folks and the participants both. Not all are easy questions… but things get discussed, not brushed under the table. It's open, direct and I find that refreshing and inspiring."

George Yioulos

Neel Young

"To EO Academy - You guys are amazing! - Love how you guys truly care and help!"

Neel Young

Ryan Vong

"Just wanted to give a shout out for the depth and content coming from EF. This year has been a tough one to navigate. Each day, each week, it seems to be a blend of different scenarios coming up in our company. Each time, there was a concept that helped (cover move, decentralized command, OODA loop, etc.) It's provided a great framework to hold things together at times. As we're nearing year-end, I can look back and be grateful we did not have to lay anyone off or reduce salaries but also grew 20% from last year while going through one of the toughest years of our company."

Ryan Vong

EF Leadership Instructor Team

The bulk of our Echelon Front Leadership Instructors participate in these sessions, so you get a mix of classroom instruction, practical application, and direct feedback from our team.

Foundation Courses

Foundation Courses

25+ Hours Of On Demand Courses


Foundation Courses

Foundation Bundle

Every good training program MUST establish a firm foundation in the fundamentals. In the Extreme Ownership Academy, we build that foundation in the leadership fundamentals from the book, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win.

The Foundation Courses begin with Extreme Ownership 101, which consists of:

  • 15+ courses -- 25+ hours of video with an in-depth review of EACH CHAPTER OF EXTREME OWNERSHIP, plus The DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP
  • Interactive application exercises that clarify and expand on the lessons and how to actually utilize the principles
  • Learning checks -- each based on the subject in the corresponding chapter of the book.

In each course, we dive deeper into the subject for greater understanding and knowledge, and demonstration of how to apply, and how NOT to apply, these leadership principles in your world.

These courses weren't designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the principles. They are intended for you to take them at a methodical pace, so you can think about the material, take detailed notes, re-read the chapter in Extreme Ownership, follow along in the corresponding chapter of the Official Extreme Ownership Companion Workbook, and practice implementation in your world before moving on to the next course.

The courses were also built to serve as a ready reference that you can revisit to help you with particular leadership challenges. The tabs in the Table of Contents allow quick access to specific topics to review and answer your specific leadership challenge.

Rapidly advancing from education to implementation, each course is structured into six training segments to solidify comprehension:

Combat Example

1. Combat Example:
Pulled from our military experiences, see the origin of each leadership lesson and its impact on the battlefield.

Principle

2. Principle:
Read exactly what this principle is and explore what it looks like in business or everyday life and the most common mistakes that are made with it.

Business Application

3. Business Application:
Learn how to apply it to real problems directly in your world with multiple business application examples and case studies that produce results in the real-world.

Role Play Demonstration

4. Role Play Demonstration:
Using realistic examples from real-world challenges, engage in role play demonstrations to provide breakthrough insight into how to use each Extreme Ownership principle with your boss, your peers, the people who work for you, even at home with your family.

Application Exercises

5. Application Exercises:
Given a challenging leadership scenario, you are faced with a series of decisions to solve a problem. Choose right or choose wrong. Either way, you'll receive immediate feedback, explanations of WHY to guide you to greater knowledge and understanding for direct application to your world.

Learning Check

6. Learning Check:
A short quiz provides a final check of your understanding to help you lock the tools and techniques into your memory, where you can access them in real-time to solve your leadership challenges as they arise.

Each course has one singular goal: RESULTS

Extreme Ownership Academy takes you beyond understanding Extreme Ownership. It focuses on the actual implementation of the principles because that is how you solve your own leadership challenges and impact the lives of the people around you.

By methodically completing one course at a time, you will have an opportunity to focus on a specific principle and practice implementing the principle in your world.

You will learn how to:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships
  • Work cross-functionally to accomplish the mission
  • Communicate effectively up, down, and across the chain of command
  • Simplify plans and be more efficient
  • Prioritize daily tasks as well as long-term strategic initiatives
  • Empower others to solve problems and lead
  • Subordinate your ego in support of the broader mission
  • Adapt to changing environments
  • Make decisions amidst uncertainty and chaos
  • Take ownership and solve problems, in business and in life

As you train week after week, the combined practical application of each skill helps you achieve your ultimate mission: to WIN.

High-level outline for each Foundation Course in the Extreme Ownership Academy:

  • Extreme Ownership 101: Extreme Ownership

    Extreme Ownership 101: Extreme Ownership

    Extreme Ownership is more than a concept. It is a mindset and an attitude that must guide your thoughts and actions.

    Learning Objectives:

    • There are no excuses. There is no one else to blame. On any team, the leader bears total responsibility for the performance of that team. No matter where you are in the chain of command, you must take ownership of everything that impacts your mission.
    • Empower others to LEAD and solve problems, up, down, and across the chain of command.
    • Examine the challenges of Extreme Ownership -- and a humbling self-assessment tool you can use to take control over any problem you face.
  • Extreme Ownership 102: No Bad Teams, Only Bad Leaders

    Extreme Ownership 102: No Bad Teams, Only Bad Leaders

    Leadership is the single greatest factor in any team's performance. Whether a team succeeds or fails is all up to the leader. This applies not just to the most senior leader of a team but to everyone, all the way down to the front line, individual contributor. Anyone on the team can step up and lead, solve problems, and collaborate to get the rest of the team moving together in the right direction.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the importance of good leadership at every level within an organization, and develop your team to be able to step up and lead in your absence.
    • There are ONLY two measures of success as a leader: Effective or Ineffective -- and it's all on YOU.
    • Mission Alignment: Tactics you can use to ensure the team works together towards the same goal.
  • Extreme Ownership 103: Believe

    Extreme Ownership 103: Believe

    Without belief in the mission, nothing is possible. A leader needs to believe in the mission in order to convince and inspire others to follow and accomplish that mission. Leaders must understand and explain how the team's actions contribute to accomplishing strategic goals.

    Learning Objectives:

    • How to explain the WHY to ensure your team is aligned with the broader mission/objective.
    • Instill belief within your team
    • Effective tools for getting to the root of apathy in your team and for creating authentic motivation to achieve a shared objective
  • Extreme Ownership 104: Check the Ego

    Extreme Ownership 104: Check the Ego

    Ego is a powerful force. Ego can be a great driver of success. OR it can be an extremely destructive force, damaging you, your team, harming your organization, and preventing you from accomplishing your mission.

    Learning Objectives:

    • What is the most important quality in any leader? Humility. Ego clouds and disrupts everything and is the biggest killer in combat, in business, and in life. Checking your ego is the key to success, but it is simple to say, not easy to do.
    • How you can disarm other people's egos when they start to disrupt effective teamwork and threaten the mission
  • Extreme Ownership 105: Cover & Move

    Extreme Ownership 105: Cover & Move

    Cover and Move is TEAMWORK. We need a team to achieve our objectives—no individual can do it alone. Relationships are the most powerful tool we have for building that team. Through relationships, we begin to understand what other departments or divisions need from us and how we can best support them. The stronger the relationships, the more likely we are to accomplish the mission.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand how teamwork and working together allows us to achieve our mission
    • Break down silos so everyone is working toward the same goal
    • Strengthen relationships up, down, and across your team
  • Extreme Ownership 106: Simple

    Extreme Ownership 106: Simple

    Simplifying our communication as much as possible is crucial to success. Everyone on the team must know and understand their role in the mission and what to do in the event of likely contingencies. If they don't understand, they can't execute. Plans and orders must be simple, clear, and concise.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand complex plans and simplify them for your team
    • Communicate those plans in a simple, clear, and concise manner
    • Ensure everyone understands their role and how to execute

  • Extreme Ownership 107: Prioritize & Execute

    Extreme Ownership 107: Prioritize & Execute

    Even the best leaders can spread themselves and their resources too thin when faced with a multitude of challenges simultaneously. Success begins with determining the highest priority, the one that will have the biggest impact on the situation, and executing on that priority. In order to make the right decision, a leader must detach from the chaos, mayhem, and from their emotions and determine where to prioritize efforts and execute.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Develop the ability to Relax, Look Around, and Make a Call when multiple problems present themselves
    • Learn Red Flags that indicate you are getting emotional so you can detach and maintain control, even in high-pressure situations
    • Create confidence in your team through preparation and contingency planning
  • Extreme Ownership 108: Decentralized Command

    Extreme Ownership 108: Decentralized Command

    Decentralized Command means everybody leads. In order to lead, everyone must understand the mission, the goal, the end state toward which they are working, and the parameters within which they can make decisions and outside of which they cannot. The most important thing that everyone must understand is not just what to do but WHY.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Every single person in your organization must see themselves as a leader
    • Empower your team to make decisions without waiting for you
    • Look up and out, and think strategically all the time
  • Extreme Ownership 109: Plan

    Extreme Ownership 109: Plan

    Good planning is crucial to the success of any operation, project, or task. Everyone must understand the mission and the commander's intent—the overall purpose, goal, and desired end state. When building a plan, leaders should delegate as much of the planning process as possible down to subordinate leaders and teams. Giving frontline troops ownership of the plan creates buy-in, helps them understand the reasons behind the plan, and reinforces their belief in the mission.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Let your team take ownership of plans and give them control
    • Be open to others' ideas and recommendations on how to solve problems
    • Detach so you can more easily recognize the holes in the plan and help your team better prepare to achieve mission success
  • Extreme Ownership 110: Leading Up & Down the Chain

    Extreme Ownership 110: Leading Up & Down the Chain

    Leading down the chain of command requires regularly stepping out of your office or workspace and developing relationships with your frontline troops or individual contributors, understanding their particular challenges, and reading them into the bigger picture. Leading up the chain of command entails building relationships with your leaders so you can build leadership capital in order to build trust, influence, and grant the resources necessary to enable your team to accomplish its mission and win.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand that if your leadership isn't providing you the support you need, it's your fault, not theirs
    • Build trust and relationships up and down the chain of command by being a team player who is willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win
    • Subordinate your ego and provide support up and down the chain whenever needed
  • Extreme Ownership 111: Decisiveness Amid Uncertainty

    Extreme Ownership 111: Decisiveness Amid Uncertainty

    Leaders will always be faced with uncertainty. The picture is never complete. There is always an element of the unknown. As a leader, you must be comfortable with this. You have to make decisions, then be ready to adjust those decisions quickly based on evolving situations and new information. It is critical for leaders to act decisively amid uncertainty; to make the best decisions they can, based on the immediate information available.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Recognize that there is no 100% right solution
    • Learn to be decisive through small, iterative decisions
    • Be open to change as you implement, and allow your team to make adjustments along the way
    • Help your team remain decisive in uncertain times and take action no matter what the situation
  • Extreme Ownership 112: Dichotomy of Leadership

    Extreme Ownership 112: Dichotomy of Leadership

    A good leader is a balanced leader. Thinking or acting in extremes usually has bad results. For example, leaders must be courageous but not foolhardy, confident but not arrogant, and close with the team, but not too close. There are an infinite number of these dichotomies of leadership—and it is critical that a leader learns to balance them all.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the vast array of dichotomies with which all leaders must contend
    • Learn to recognize when leadership is out of balance.
    • Create SOPs and procedures that create more flexibility rather than restrict thinking
    • Accept that as a leader, you have nothing to prove but everything to prove
  • THE OODA LOOP: With Dave Berke

    THE OODA LOOP With Dave Berke

    The OODA Loop is an analytical decision-making tool. It’s an acronym that stands for Observe, Orient, Decide, Act. This four-step process was developed by Colonel John Boyd, a fighter pilot in the 1950s. Colonel Boyd recognized that if he was going outperform the enemy who had better fighter jets, he had to improve his decision-making process. And he called that process the OODA Loop.

    This course explains that this process isn’t just four steps, and it’s not sequential. It’s a loop, and as you’re moving from step to step, you’re feeding information back to the beginning in a constant cycle. While this loop is occurring, you’re constantly gathering information, making decisions, taking actions, evaluating and adjusting those actions, with the end goal of constantly improving your advantage over your competition and getting better yourself over time. The OODA Loop is a tool for taking ownership of your environment. As a leader, you need to make decisions, and you need to take action.

  • THE INDIRECT APPROACH WITH JOCKO WILLINK

    THE INDIRECT APPROACH

    The Indirect Approach is a leadership methodology that leads the team to success by asking earnest questions, listening, and allowing others to influence the decision-making process. This approach allows the people involved to approach the mission with an open mind.

    You will learn that using the Indirect Approach is the most effective and efficient way to get things done. Using the Indirect Approach allows you to navigate the obstacles of ego, defensiveness, and conflict, by taking ownership and listening to input from the team. You will learn how asking earnest questions, actively listening, and knowing how to escalate direction when needed is the most effective path to determining the best plan for success.

  • BARRIERS TO EXTREME OWNERHSIP: WITH JAMIE COCHRAN

    BARRIERS TO EXTREME OWNERSHIP

    Extreme Ownership is easy to understand, hard to implement. Inevitably, leaders come across a number of barriers when working to apply Extreme Ownership within their lives. It’s important to be able to identify these barriers, and more importantly, to understand how to overcome these barriers so that leaders in every capacity can experience the impact of what true ownership provides.

    Through stories of impact, applications to business, and role play demonstrations, Jamie and Jocko dive deep into the Barriers of Extreme Ownership. Application Exercises and a Learning Check at the end of the course, leaders will have a solid understanding of how to overcome these challenges to lead their team to victory.

  • Dichotomy Of Leadership 101: The Ultimate Dichotomy

    Dichtomy Of Leadership 101: The Ultimate Dichotomy

    The Ultimate Dichotomy is this: to care deeply for each individual member of the team while at the same time putting the good of the overall team and the strategic mission above any individual is the Ultimate Dichotomy. Learn how to balance between building solid relationships on your team while recognizing the primacy of the overall organization’s success. The course includes combat examples, a detailed explanation of the principle, direct application to business with multiple examples, and role play demonstrations of what to do and what not to do. Knowledge is tested through three interactive application exercises and five learning check questions.

  • Dichotomy Of Leadership 102: Own It All, But Empower Others

    Dichotomy Of Leadership 102:Own It All, But Empower Others

    In this course, you will learn how to balance the concept of Extreme Ownership, where you must own everything in your world, with Decentralized Command--empowering others to lead. Learn to balance between the extremes of not micromanaging the team but not being too hands-off so that the team lacks clear direction, alignment, and support.

  • Dochotomy Of Leadership 103: Resolute, But Not Overbearing

    Dochotomy Of Leadership 103: Resolute, But Not Overbearing

    A leader must set high standards and drive the team to achieve those standards but must also remain flexible and know when to give the team some slack. This course will help leaders understand the concept of Leadership Capital and how to utilize it wisely to hold the line on the things that matter, but let things go that are of little strategic importance. The course includes combat examples, a detailed explanation of the principle, direct application to business with multiple examples, and role play demonstrations of what to do and what not to do. Knowledge is tested through three interactive application exercises and five learning check questions. .

  • DICHOTOMY OF LEadership 104: When To Mentor, When To Fire

    DICHOTOMY OF LEadership 104: When To Mentor, When To Fire

    Most underperformers don’t need to be fired; they need to be led. In this course, you will learn about the escalation of counseling that helps you understand when someone needs to be mentored versus when it is time to fire someone. The dichotomy here is learning to balance caring about your people and helping people improve while not allowing them to negatively affect the team. The course includes combat examples, a detailed explanation of the principle, direct application to business with multiple examples, and role play demonstrations of what to do and what not to do. Knowledge is tested through three interactive application exercises and five learning check questions.

  • DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP 105: Train Hard, But Train Smart

    DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP 105: Train Hard, But Train Smart

    Jocko and Leif discuss the importance of realistic, fundamental, repetitive training. You will learn why those three factors are so important and how to balance training that pushes the team out of their comfort zone without demoralizing them to the point that they fail to learn.

Extreme Ownership 101: Extreme Ownership

Extreme Ownership 101: Extreme Ownership

Extreme Ownership is more than a concept. It is a mindset and an attitude that must guide your thoughts and actions.

Learning Objectives:

  • There are no excuses. There is no one else to blame. On any team, the leader bears total responsibility for the performance of that team. No matter where you are in the chain of command, you must take ownership of everything that impacts your mission.
  • Empower others to LEAD and solve problems, up, down, and across the chain of command.
  • Examine the challenges of Extreme Ownership -- and a humbling self-assessment tool you can use to take control over any problem you face.

Extreme Ownership 102: No Bad Teams, Only Bad Leaders

Extreme Ownership 102: No Bad Teams, Only Bad Leaders

Leadership is the single greatest factor in any team's performance. Whether a team succeeds or fails is all up to the leader. This applies not just to the most senior leader of a team but to everyone, all the way down to the front line, individual contributor. Anyone on the team can step up and lead, solve problems, and collaborate to get the rest of the team moving together in the right direction.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of good leadership at every level within an organization, and develop your team to be able to step up and lead in your absence.
  • There are ONLY two measures of success as a leader: Effective or Ineffective -- and it's all on YOU.
  • Mission Alignment: Tactics you can use to ensure the team works together towards the same goal.

Extreme Ownership 103: Believe

Extreme Ownership 103: Believe

Without belief in the mission, nothing is possible. A leader needs to believe in the mission in order to convince and inspire others to follow and accomplish that mission. Leaders must understand and explain how the team's actions contribute to accomplishing strategic goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to explain the WHY to ensure your team is aligned with the broader mission/objective.
  • Instill belief within your team
  • Effective tools for getting to the root of apathy in your team and for creating authentic motivation to achieve a shared objective

Extreme Ownership 104: Check the Ego

Extreme Ownership 104: Check the Ego

Ego is a powerful force. Ego can be a great driver of success. OR it can be an extremely destructive force, damaging you, your team, harming your organization, and preventing you from accomplishing your mission.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is the most important quality in any leader? Humility. Ego clouds and disrupts everything and is the biggest killer in combat, in business, and in life. Checking your ego is the key to success, but it is simple to say, not easy to do.
  • How you can disarm other people's egos when they start to disrupt effective teamwork and threaten the mission

Extreme Ownership 105: Cover & Move

Extreme Ownership 105: Cover & Move

Cover and Move is TEAMWORK. We need a team to achieve our objectives—no individual can do it alone. Relationships are the most powerful tool we have for building that team. Through relationships, we begin to understand what other departments or divisions need from us and how we can best support them. The stronger the relationships, the more likely we are to accomplish the mission.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how teamwork and working together allows us to achieve our mission
  • Break down silos so everyone is working toward the same goal
  • Strengthen relationships up, down, and across your team

Extreme Ownership 106: Simple

Extreme Ownership 106: Simple

Simplifying our communication as much as possible is crucial to success. Everyone on the team must know and understand their role in the mission and what to do in the event of likely contingencies. If they don't understand, they can't execute. Plans and orders must be simple, clear, and concise.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand complex plans and simplify them for your team
  • Communicate those plans in a simple, clear, and concise manner
  • Ensure everyone understands their role and how to execute

Extreme Ownership 107: Prioritize & Execute

Extreme Ownership 107: Prioritize & Execute

Even the best leaders can spread themselves and their resources too thin when faced with a multitude of challenges simultaneously. Success begins with determining the highest priority, the one that will have the biggest impact on the situation, and executing on that priority. In order to make the right decision, a leader must detach from the chaos, mayhem, and from their emotions and determine where to prioritize efforts and execute.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop the ability to Relax, Look Around, and Make a Call when multiple problems present themselves
  • Learn Red Flags that indicate you are getting emotional so you can detach and maintain control, even in high-pressure situations
  • Create confidence in your team through preparation and contingency planning

Extreme Ownership 108: Decentralized Command

Extreme Ownership 108: Decentralized Command

Decentralized Command means everybody leads. In order to lead, everyone must understand the mission, the goal, the end state toward which they are working, and the parameters within which they can make decisions and outside of which they cannot. The most important thing that everyone must understand is not just what to do but WHY.

Learning Objectives:

  • Every single person in your organization must see themselves as a leader
  • Empower your team to make decisions without waiting for you
  • Look up and out, and think strategically all the time

Extreme Ownership 109: Plan

Extreme Ownership 109: Plan

Good planning is crucial to the success of any operation, project, or task. Everyone must understand the mission and the commander's intent—the overall purpose, goal, and desired end state. When building a plan, leaders should delegate as much of the planning process as possible down to subordinate leaders and teams. Giving frontline troops ownership of the plan creates buy-in, helps them understand the reasons behind the plan, and reinforces their belief in the mission.

Learning Objectives:

  • Let your team take ownership of plans and give them control
  • Be open to others' ideas and recommendations on how to solve problems
  • Detach so you can more easily recognize the holes in the plan and help your team better prepare to achieve mission success

Extreme Ownership 110: Leading Up & Down the Chain

Extreme Ownership 110: Leading Up & Down the Chain

Leading down the chain of command requires regularly stepping out of your office or workspace and developing relationships with your frontline troops or individual contributors, understanding their particular challenges, and reading them into the bigger picture. Leading up the chain of command entails building relationships with your leaders so you can build leadership capital in order to build trust, influence, and grant the resources necessary to enable your team to accomplish its mission and win.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand that if your leadership isn't providing you the support you need, it's your fault, not theirs
  • Build trust and relationships up and down the chain of command by being a team player who is willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win
  • Subordinate your ego and provide support up and down the chain whenever needed

Extreme Ownership 111: Decisiveness Amid Uncertainty

Extreme Ownership 111: Decisiveness Amid Uncertainty

Leaders will always be faced with uncertainty. The picture is never complete. There is always an element of the unknown. As a leader, you must be comfortable with this. You have to make decisions, then be ready to adjust those decisions quickly based on evolving situations and new information. It is critical for leaders to act decisively amid uncertainty; to make the best decisions they can, based on the immediate information available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that there is no 100% right solution
  • Learn to be decisive through small, iterative decisions
  • Be open to change as you implement, and allow your team to make adjustments along the way
  • Help your team remain decisive in uncertain times and take action no matter what the situation

Extreme Ownership 112: Dichotomy of Leadership

Extreme Ownership 112: Dichotomy of Leadership

A good leader is a balanced leader. Thinking or acting in extremes usually has bad results. For example, leaders must be courageous but not foolhardy, confident but not arrogant, and close with the team, but not too close. There are an infinite number of these dichotomies of leadership—and it is critical that a leader learns to balance them all.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the vast array of dichotomies with which all leaders must contend
  • Learn to recognize when leadership is out of balance.
  • Create SOPs and procedures that create more flexibility rather than restrict thinking
  • Accept that as a leader, you have nothing to prove but everything to prove

After learning the skills covered in the Foundation Courses,
Extreme Ownership Academy members said:

"No matter how exhausting and frustrating the day is, every time I have participated in an Extreme Ownership Academy online session, it's like getting a bucket of cold water, awake and motivated again is. Thx guys!"

Kevin König

"Being on these Extreme Ownership Live sessions caused me to rethink "micromanagement." I thought about the times I did it to people and when it was done to me. And I realized that it almost always came down to "trust." When I didn't trust someone...I micromanaged. When someone didn't trust me? I was micromanaged. When the trust issues were fixed...the micromanagement stopped both up and down the chain of command. I've only realized that since being on these calls. So thank you...yet again. I can't imagine what I'll have learned a year from now."

Joe Sima

"I signed up with Extreme Ownership Academy because I had done leadership and mental toughness training before with success. I was working part-time as an admin assistant, saw where the company was losing money and I created a plan of how I could stop that and further streamline their scheduling as well as address client concerns. I created a job for myself in the company that didn't exist and built a reputation as a problem solver and a hard worker."

Diane Ross

After completing the Extreme Ownership Academy course, you'll receive your completion badge. This digital badge can be proudly displayed on your LinkedIn profile Facebook, Twitter, or ZipRecruiter account.

Direct Engagement

Downloadable Credly Badge Upon Completion

STaying On The Path


Echelon Front Instructors

Leadership is not an inoculation. It's something you must work on every single day.

Leadership is a perishable skill...It degrades unless you train constantly, think about it continuously, and work every day to maintain it.

The Academy provides six additional resources and a well-defined Training Cadence to help to train these skills.

The Brigade

The Brigade

The Brigade is a place where you can connect with and tap into the wisdom of other leaders who are committed to improving their Extreme Ownership leadership skills every day.

Leaders from all over the world in every imaginable industry are learning, applying, advancing, and winning at life using these skills.

Some of them may be at the same stage as you, others are not yet where you are as a leader, and others are much farther down the path than you.

In this setting, you can openly discuss your challenges and benefit from the wisdom in the group. Sometimes you will need help. Other times you'll be the one who can help. Both will further develop your leadership capabilities.

Weekly Disciplines
Leadership Training Cadence

Weekly Disciplines

You are never done improving as a leader. That's why we have created a system for you to constantly improve. Maintain this training cadence to achieve optimum results as a leader.

The Question of the Week


Question of the Week

Every Monday, you log into the training center and watch the Question of the Week.

The Question of the Week challenges you with a question about your performance as a leader and gives practical guidance on how to perform better in this area.

When implemented, these exercises increase your ability to lead, so you can accomplish more through your and your team's efforts this week.

The Weekly Leadership Primer


Leadership Primer

In roughly 90 seconds each week, the Leadership Primer focuses you on a key leadership skill. It primes your mind to lead by thinking about what is most important to your team and mission success. Each Primer comes complete with orders for you to execute TODAY to immediately lead more effectively

Log into the Extreme Ownership Academy platform and prime your mind to lead.

Immediate Action Drills


Immediate Action Drills

Here you'll find one specific ACTION to apply immediately each week and increase your personal efficiency as a leader and accelerate your ability to execute quickly.

EXTREME OWNERSHIP ACADEMY

This ever-expanding resource hosts every past piece of content we've created for Academy members.

Log in and check out these informative and practical resources when you want to advance as a leader above and beyond this training cadence.

The training, tools, and support in the Extreme Ownership Academy keep you on the path to achieve your goals by turning good leadership skills into habits that are used every day.

Together, the Foundation Courses, Weekly Extreme Ownership LIVE sessions, the Brigade forum, the 4-part Training Cadence, and the Archives form a complete training program that ensures you constantly improve as a leader — and thereby improve every aspect of your life.

Join the Extreme Ownership Academy Today


Cost: $35 per month with a yearly membership for full access to the Academy, including the Foundation Courses, Brigade, Weekly LIVE Session, IADs, Archives, Leadership Primer, and Weekly Disciplines.

  • 12 MONTHS
  • $600
  • $419.88
  • Renews Yearly

Here's what a few of the leaders who joined
Extreme Ownership Academy say about the it's impact:


"EO ACADEMY - More than Worth Every penny. Resets and Recharges the Day constantly in addition to other things I put in place to do that. Go and win."

Jules

"EO ACADEMY guides me on the path of EO, especially when the path seems blurred and it is getting dark around me. ;-)"

Kevin Konig

I look forward to EFOnline every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. It makes me such a better person."

Ben Matthias