Rating: 8 / 10
I think that Jocko Willink and Leif Babin nailed this book. The layout of the chapters makes the principles easy to understand and learn from, and also makes the book an enjoyment to read from cover to cover.
Sometimes complex problems compound and hit you all at once.
Then you have to remain calm and make the best decisions possible.
That is done with prioritize and execute.
Determine the task with the highest priority and execute.
Stay 1-2 steps ahead of the problems.
Evaluate highest priority -> communicate it clearly (to your team) -> execute -> repeat.
If priorities shift, communicate it.
Keep a broad overview. Don't tunnel vision.
It is generally not possible to manage more than 6-10 people at a time for one person, especially not if things go sideways.
Teams must be broken down into manageable sizes.
Junior leaders must be empowered to make decisions on their own.
Everyone has to understand the why behind a mission. They must also trust in one another.
Some leaders try to manage everything by themselves.
This results in chaos.
Leaders must have the right amount of involvement so that they always know what is going on.
Leading down the chain.
Leading up the chain.
If your boss isn't making a decision in a timely manner or isn't providing necessary support for you and your team, don't blame the boss.
Blame yourself. Examine what you can do better to convey critical information.
Push situational awareness up the chain.
One of the most important jobs of any leader is to support their boss.
If there is something you don't understand: ASK!
Even if you disagree on the plan, execute it as if it were your own.
Don't ask your leader what you should do, tell them what you are going to do.
There is no them vs. us in a company. Everyone wants everyone to succeed and win.