You probably answered yes, but the answer is most likely NO. You’re more than likely in a state of Average Ownership – saying something along the lines of “I did my part, but they didn’t do their part! I’m in charge of cleaning up my side of the street, they are in charge of cleaning up theirs.”
But what would happen if you didn’t just stop there? If you take ownership of the outcome of every situation – regardless of whether it’s just you involved, or your entire team?
What would happen if you started taking responsibility of every failure within your company – big or small – and coming up with solutions for overcoming these failures?
Jocko Willink & Leif Babin deep dive on this concept in their book Extreme Ownership. If you haven’t read it yet – or aren’t sure if it’s the right fit for you – check out our quick book summary (9 mins):
- Why Extreme Ownership is something you manage, not master
- The easiest way to start incorporating Extreme Ownership into your life immediately
- Why every member of your team needs to work from a place of Extreme Ownership
- And more!
Let us know your #1 takeaway from this book summary in the comments below!