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All responsibility for success and failure rests with ____

the leader


The leader must acknowledge mistakes and admit failures, take ownership of them, and develop a ____ to win.



When subordinates aren't doing what they should, leader that exercise extreme ownership cannot blame subordinates. The leader bears full responsibility for ____

explaining the strategic mission, developing the tactics, and securing the training and resources to enable the team to properly and successfully execute.


If an individual is not performing at the level required for the team to succeed, the leader must ____

train and mentor that under-performer. But if the under-performer continually fails to meet standards, then a leader who expertise Extreme Ownership must be loyal to the team and the mission above any individual. If under-performers cannot improve, the leader must make the tough call to terminate them and hire others who can get the job done. It is all on the leader.


Taking ownership when things go wrong requires ____

extraordinary humility and courage.


Extreme ownership requires leaders to look at an organizations problems through the objective lens of reality, without emotional attachments to agendas or plans. A leader must ____

set ego aside, accept responsibility for failures, attack weaknesses, and consistently work to build a better more effective team.


A leader does not take credit for the teams success but bestows that honor upon ____

the subordinate leaders and team members.


When a leader sets an extreme ownership example and expects this from junior leaders within the team, the mindset develops into ____

the teams culture at every level.


When extreme ownership is the culture of the team, efficiency and effectiveness increase exponentially and a ____ is the result.

high performing, winning team