LEIF BABIN @ CPC-The Dichotomy of Leadership





Monday, October 1 at 7 PM

speaking and signing
The Dichotomy of Leadership

at Central Presbyterian Church






  • Tickets are available for purchase starting August 21, 2018.

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  • Pre-ordered books will be given to ticket holders the day of the event. They are not available for pick-up at BookPeople prior to the event.

  • A ticket+book admits one person to the event, and includes a copy of The Dichotomy of Leadership. It is $28.99 plus taxes and fees. Or, you can purchase 1 book and 2 tickets for $35 plus taxes and fees.

  • Seating is general admission; first come, first served. 


Please note: If you purchase a ticket and cannot attend the event,  we will hold a copy of The Dichtomy of Leadership for you at BookPeople for 30 days after the date of the event. You may not pick up the book in advance of the event. 


The importance of balance as a leader by the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Extreme Ownership.

Every leader must be ready and willing to take charge, to make hard, crucial calls for the good of the team and the mission. Something much more difficult to understand is that, in order to be a good leader, one must also be a good follower. This is a dichotomy; a Dichotomy of Leadership. It is, as authors Jocko Willink and Leif Babin wrote in their bestselling first book Extreme Ownership, “Simple, Not Easy.” Now, in The Dichotomy of Leadership, the authors explain the power inherent in the recognition of the fine line that leaders must walk, balancing between two seemingly opposite inclinations. It is with the knowledge and understanding of this balance that a leader can most effectively lead, accomplish the mission and achieve the goal of every leader and every team: Victory.

Using examples from the authors' combat and training experience in the SEAL Teams and then showing how each lesson applies to business and in life, Willink and Babin reveal how the use of seemingly opposite principles—leading and following, focusing and detaching, being both aggressive and prudent—require skill, awareness, understanding and dexterity; all attributes that can be honed. These dichotomies are inherent in many of the concepts introduced in Extreme Ownership, and integral to their proper implementation and effectiveness. Dichotomy is essential reading for anyone looking to lead and win.


Leif Babin and his coauthor Jocko Willink served as U.S. Navy SEAL officers in the toughest urban combat mission in the history of the SEAL teams. Their task unit remains the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War. After returning, Babin and Willink founded Echelon Front, a leadership training company that teaches others to build and lead their own winning teams using lessons learned from the battlefield. Their first book, Extreme Ownership, is a #1 New York Times bestseller.

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Event date: 
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
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The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250195777
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 25th, 2018

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