Leaders Eat Last
The first time I sat down to write about Leaders Eat Last, by Simon Sinek, I didn't really know where to start. So, I decided I'd start with his words. After flipping through the book and writing down all of the underlined passages that struck the loudest chord with me, a theme started to emerge...
Leadership is about prioritizing the needs of others.
Leadership is not somebody else's responsibility.
It's about placing a greater value on humanity.
When done properly, the numbers will work themselves out.
"We need to build more organizations that prioritize the care of human beings."
"...remarkable leaders believe they serve a cause...that cause is always human."
"Leadership is always a commitment to human beings."
"Though those with formal rank may have authority to work at greater scale...true leadership...is the responsibility of anyone who belongs to the group."
"Leadership takes work."
"Leadership is not a license to do less; it's a responsibility to do more."
I could keep going.
But I'm going to assume you get the picture.
Sinek comes from all angles in this examination of leadership: from generational leadership to military to politics to business. Some of his revelations are borderline prophetic. Though the book was originally published in 2014, it is probably more relevant now than ever before.
Leaders Eat Last is truly captivating.
I thoroughly enjoyed it.
While I don't exactly have a book rating system, if I did, I'd give it 5 stars (out of 5). If you lead in any capacity, this book should be on your short list. You can click on the big picture below to go buy it if you want to. And remember, I don't make any money if you do, so if you don't, it's your loss.
I do, however, benefit if you buy this book...but that's cause I wrote it...