ACCORDING TO JIM / YOU OUGHTA KNOW
A good friend recently recommended a book on leadership
he thought I might particularly enjoy. He was absolutely correct.
Last week I read - although consumed might be a better word - Extreme Ownership, written by two unsung American heroes, former Navy SEALs Jocko Willink and Lief Babin. Its singular, simple, yet profound lesson is
captured in the title: "extreme ownership" is a principle that should be embraced not only by everyone in government, but by our society as a whole.
I highly recommend this book. I read of the tragic and heroic death of Willink and Babin's fellow SEAL, Mike Monsoor, and I knew in an instant that more people needed to know this man's story.
We live in a society that has been Kardashianized; a society in which mind-numbing shows like Access Hollywood supply too many folks with their daily "news"; and where "fake news" is a thing. We need to block the shlock that comes at us in a daily, unending stream, and pay more attention to the people and events that can make a real difference in the way we conduct ourselves and live our lives as individuals - and as a society.
And thus, our new series "You Oughta Know" was born. In the coming days we will feature the first of these posts, because when an American soldier surrenders his body, and his life, for the sake of his brothers, we all oughta
know his story.