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Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't by [Sinek, Simon]
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As refreshingly simple and easy to follow as it is thought-provoking Management Today

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The New York Times-bestselling follow-up to Simon Sinek's global hit, Start With Why.

Why do only a few people get to say “I love my job”? It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong.

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled.

This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. 

In his travels around the world since the publication of his bestseller Start with Why, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams were able to trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives were offered, were doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?

The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. 

“Officers eat last,” he said.

Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What’s symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: great leaders sacrifice their own comfort—even their own survival—for the good of those in their care.

This principle has been true since the earliest tribes of hunters and gatherers. It’s not a management theory; it’s biology. Our brains and bodies evolved to help us find food, shelter, mates and especially safety. We’ve always lived in a dangerous world, facing predators and enemies at every turn. We thrived only when we felt safe among our group.

Our biology hasn’t changed in fifty thousand years, but our environment certainly has. Today’s workplaces tend to be full of cynicism, paranoia and self-interest. But the best organizations foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a Circle of Safety that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.

The Circle of Safety leads to stable, adaptive, confident teams, where everyone feels they belong and all energies are devoted to facing the common enemy and seizing big opportunities. 

As he did in Start with Why, Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories from a wide range of examples, from the military to manufacturing, from government to investment banking.

The biology is clear: when it matters most, leaders who are willing to eat last are rewarded with deeply loyal colleagues who will stop at nothing to advance their leader’s vision and their organization’s interests. It’s amazing how well it works.


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  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1591845327
  • Publisher: Portfolio (Jan. 7 2014)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DGZKQM8
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I've been a fan of Simon Sinek's work ever since I watched his TED Talk, "How great leaders inspire action." This book will give you insight into both the science of human behaviour and the men and women's who lead people to build great companies.

Even if you have no staff, this book is extremely relevant to leading your family, community, vendors and clients alike...

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Loved this book!

Our book club author Jill Donahue wrote:
You may already know of Simon Sinek. After all, his TED talk was very popular – the second most viewed talk in fact. His book Start With Why was fabulous and so I was anxious for his next book. Leaders Eat Last did not disappoint. I had a hard time writing this summary, because my plate was too full! I had so many notes and dog-eared pages, it was hard to pick just three bites to share. But here is your amuse-bouche below; three ways to help your people love their jobs.

Actionable Books summarized this through their book club, to check out the rest of Jill's summary, go to [...]
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I agree with Simon Sinek: "Too many of the environments in which we work today frustrate our natural inclinations to trust and cooperate." He notes that since the Boomers took over the running business and government, the U.S. (and much of the world) has experienced three significant stock market crashes in 1987, 2000, and 2008. "A new set of values and norms has been established for our businesses and our society -- a system of dopamine-driven performance that rewards us for individual achievement at the expense of the balancing effects of serotin and oxytocin that reward us for working together and building bonds of trust and loyakty. It is this imbalance that causes stock markets to crash."

Sinek carefully explains how and why this chemical imbalance in our society has occurred and then suggests hat he thinks must be done about it. "The big Boomer generation has, by accident, created a world quite out of balance" but "we can't simply blame an entire generation for the ills we face today." I agree. It has taken several decades for this imbalance yo occur and it will probably take several decades to correct it. How? That's what this book is all about.

It's title suggests to me the type of leader Robert Greenleaf describes in an essay written in 1970: "The servant-leader is servant [begin italics] first [end italics]... It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve [begin italics] first [end italics]. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is [begin italics] leader [end italics]first, perhaps because of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possessions...The leader-first and the servant-first are two extreme types.
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A systematic yet emotional review of the best and worst leaders habits... Objectively found myself in both extremes.

Would recommend to all who would love to grow as leaders.

Thanks Simon.
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This book has some great insight into how a 'company' can benefit from taking care of its people first and worry about number metrics last. So much good knowledge with examples that I will be listening to this a few times!!!
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Great book for anyone working to bring two groups together as a team. Lead by example is the way to gain trust and respect from your team. Respect and trust from you to the team and the work will take care of itself.
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Inspiring! - right to the last page. Demonstrates clearly that mankind does have a chance. The balance is critical and more importantly we need to realize true fulfillment comes from giving of ourselves to others
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Bought this book for my entire leadership team. The messages are real and can be applied to any industry. This is Simon's second book. His writing style is refreshing and inspiring.
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