Extreme Ownership

When things go wrong, own up to them. As a leader, responsibility for failure falls entirely on you, not your subordinates.

This is one of the most important leadership principles Jocko Willink and Leif Babin describe in the first two chapters of their book, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win.

Jocko has also given a TEDx talk about this at the University of Nevada in 2017: