Navy Seals Jocko Willink & Leif Babin: Extreme Ownership

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Isotec’s Safety Entrances® or Access Control Entrances ensure that folks at any type of site can rely on us to detect and protect them from attempted security breaches, armed assaults or robberies. Whether it’s a military installation, a school or a courthouse we take ownership of the responsibility that people going to work or school are provided the highest possible security at their entrances and exits.

Our ownership of this responsibility mirror’s what authors Jocko Willink & Leif Babin define in their book about the Navy Seals philosophy of Extreme Ownership; a coordinated plan and team effort to win any situation under any set of circumstances. That’s us. That’s why people call on us. Our unconventional, out of the box approach to delivering an absolute spot on a security solution, whose genesis was only a concept but became a reality, is standard practice for us. Our mantra exemplifies how we as a team take ownership for every site we secure; “The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer.”

Extreme ownership means that everyone on your team understands the overall objective, the plan to achieve the objective, and the critical importance of their roles relative to the team’s win. There is no job left behind for another teammate or for others to fix. No man left behind is the creed of the US Military. Our creed is that of a shared fate, where everyone is responsible for the final outcome and accountable for their roles, with ultimate accountability being leadership.


The Fundamentals of Extreme Ownership:

  • • Admit and own mistakes and develop a plan to overcome them; blame no one else.
  • • Leaders demonstrate Extreme Ownership up and down the chain of command. There are no bad teams, only bad leaders.
  • • Leaders explain not just what to do, but WHY.
  • • Control your ego.
  • • Simplify the plan.
  • • Prioritize and execute.
  • • Build trust with your members.
  • • Lead down the command structure.
  • • Lead UP the command structure. Don’t ask your leader what to do; tell them what you’re going to do and WHY.
  • • Discipline yourself.

For more information on how Isotec’s unique approach to access control can benefit you, contact us today.

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