Leaders Eat Last

Posted by Tom Locke on May 5th, 2014 filed in Business, History, Life

Simon Sinek is an author best known for popularizing the concept of “the golden circle” and the notion, “Start With Why”, described by TED as “a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership … ”

In his latest offering, ‘Leaders Eat Last’, Simon uses a military organizational model to demonstrate the value of empathy.  He believes, “there is a pattern that exists in the organizations that achieve the greatest success … the ones with the highest loyalty and lowest churn and the ability to weather nearly every storm or challenge.

“These exceptional organizations all have cultures in which the leaders provide cover from above and the people on the ground look out for each other.  This is the reason they are willing to push hard and take the kinds of risks they do.  And the way any organization can achieve this is with empathy”  which begins at the top.

Those leaders who truly prioritize the well-being of their people, reap the benefits of having committed people in the workplace who give everything they’ve got to protect and advance the well-being of one another and the organization.

In a sense, it’s paying forward to create a win-win work environment.

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