Leaders Eat Last is for those who want to feel they and their work matter and for those who want to inspire others to feel the same. This new edition includes an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon’s viral video “Millennials in the workplace” (150+ million views).
Simon’s autograph comes on a bookplate that is mounted on the inside front cover of the book. Designed to remain mounted in the book or removed for framing or display, the bookplate includes Simon’s ode on what it means to lead.
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. Simon 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 Simon calls a “Circle of Safety” that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.
Simon illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.
Simon Sinek is an optimist. He teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. From members of Congress to foreign ambassadors, from small businesses to corporations like Microsoft and 3M, from Hollywood to the Pentagon, he has presented his ideas about the power of why. He has written two books, Leaders Eat Last and Start With Why and is quoted frequently by national publications. Sinek also regularly shares 140 characters of inspiration on Twitter (@simonsinek).