There are a few things I am passionate about and Leadership is one of them. This particular book is written by decorated Navy SEAL officers Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. These two guys might be two of the baddest on the planet, their work capabilities, drive and dedication to the job is unmatched. Beyond that, their ability to learn and lead successful teams in the most stressful battlefield situations is close to unbelievable. I am attracted to military leadership because the level of consequences is what pushes performance. These two wrote an excellent book; each chapter they take a story of their time in service, break down a specific leadership principal that made the outcome of their mission successful and take us through a practical business application. I learned a lot from this book and have already gifted it to many of my friends that I feel can use this in their tool kit to become better leaders (which we all can).
Jocko has encouraged me to set my alarm clock even earlier to allow myself fewer excuses to work towards becoming better on a daily basis. Check his twitter and new podcast for more info.