Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

The New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is BetterNow with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views).

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 create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are 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.
Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones 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.

Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.

Business & Personal Finance
Simon Sinek
hr min
February 18
Penguin Audio

Customer Reviews

BigEyebrows ,


Good points about abstraction and culture being created by leaders.

The last 20% was spent evangelizing against modern technology and for in-person work places through lose correlations and anecdotes.

Goodl ,

Homo sapiens want to feel safe

That’s it. The premise of the book. Without solutions. Over and over. In depth stories of cavemen’s biology and how that translates to leaders needing to create “safe” environments. And then, repeatedly, no research on how this is effectively done.

Mister shmeeeeeee ,

Good book bad Audio

It’s a great book but sounds like it was recorded out of a can of tomatoes... Re-record and create the $15 listening experience you’re charging for...

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