“Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t” is the most recent book by Simon Sinek, after the highly acclaimed “Start with Why“.
This book goes deep into the subject of leadership, and working with teams. It gives many examples of leaders who focus on the long run and succeed, as well as leaders who focus on short-term gain and damage the company’s reputation and business.
Examples include the US Marines, GE, Apple, and Merrill Lynch, among many others. Sinek gives us an overview of these companies, their leaders, and what they did well or wrong.
We also get to grasp the characteristics of 4 of the brain chemicals and how they influence our well-being and behavior: Endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin.
I leave you with a quote from the author, that says a lot about leadership:
“If you want to enjoy the perks of leadership, you must be willing to sacrifice yourself to protect the group.”