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.
Evaluate highest priority -> communicate it clearly (to your team) -> execute -> repeat.
If priorities shift, communicate it.
Keep a broad overview. Don't tunnel vision.
Junior leaders must be empowered to make decisions on their own.
Some leaders try to manage everything by themselves.
This results in chaos.
Leading down the chain.
Make sure that everyone knows how their role contributes to the big picture success.
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.