[PDF / Epub] ★ Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't ✪ Simon Sinek – Uroturk.info
The Highly Anticipated Follow Up To Simon Sinek S Global Bestseller Start With Why Simon Sinek Is An Optimist, A Visionary Thinker, And A Leader Of The Cultural Revolution Of WHY His Second Book Is The Natural Extension Of Start With Why, Expanding His Ideas At The Organizational Level Determining A Company S WHY Is Crucial, But Only The Beginning The Next Step Is How Do You Get People On Board With Your WHY How Do You Inspire Deep Trust And Commitment To The Company And One Another He Cites The Marine Corps For Having Found A Way To Build A Culture In Which Men And Women Are Willing To Risk Their Lives, Because They Know Others Would Do The Same For Them It S Not Brainwashing It S Actually Based On The Biology Of How And When People Are Naturally At Their Best If Businesses Could Adopt This Supportive Mentality, Employees Would Be Motivated To Take Bigger Risks, Because They D Know Their Colleagues And Company Would Back Them Up, No Matter What Drawing On Powerful And Inspiring Stories, Sinek Shows How To Sustain An Organization S WHY While Continually Adding People To The Mix I read the first seven chapters I just couldn t finish it Sinek has some really good points mixed in with pseudo science and weird assumptions The chapters should be titled 1 OOO RAH2 Don t be a dick3 Condescension4 Obvious AND oblivious5 My theories of Anthropology6 My theories of Biology7 Go Team DNF pg 61 about 30% While this didn t blow me away like Start With Why did, it did validate a lot of things I ve always hoped were true.First, good leaders empower their teams to function on their own, and this often means that once leaders move on, continued or increased success isn t necessarily because you left rather because you were there.I can think of a few groups I ve been involved in that did this, which makes me feel great.Second, that team creation is the most important thing of leadership Recruiting and working with fantastically talented people means you ll be able to spend time on things that matter.Third, that the leaders we may have thought were leaders really were not, and that the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers, while hard workers and excellent people, may have caused far damage to our culture than we initially thought This surprised me, but looking back, it makes complete sense note, they were acting with the best intentions with the information they had at the time, so I don t think they should be demonized for this.Fourth, a good leader doesn t give commands, they create an environment when commands aren t always needed.Fifth, leadership is a role, and it s not limited to alphas We can all be leaders, dependent on context and situation, and the leadership position is no important than many others It s a role someone has to fill.You should read it. I m disappointed with the goodreads reviewers They lead me astray with this one I feel like I just read one long string of business cliches strung with scientific definitions Is the author, Simon Sinek, profound in telling us that a company with a trusting, comfortable environment with intelligent, genuine and caring leaders will be successful than one without That seems obvious Sinek rebrands this idea as the Circle of Safety, an environment necessary for the well being of humans, a species who he says have survived due to superior communication and trust He does use interesting neurological theories about chemicals that control feeling and emotion to explain the best types of leadership and environments These chemicals, Sinek explains, were wired in us millions of years ago to allow our early ancestors to be better aware He also has interesting case studies explaining how these chemicals lead to good and bad decisions for leaders But nothing was new nothing made me stop and appreciate an idea like I do with other books His points were jumpy and loosely held together through his neurological explanations In his mostly vague, ideologic business jargon, Sinek seems to make the claim that today s workers are fundamentally and emotionally flawed and imbalanced I felt he had a rather negative outlook for our society and made it known I would ve like to read about detailing his anecdotes rather than injecting his opinions and connections as to why one way was wrong and one way was right While certainly some truth to his feelings about our current society, many of his parts seemed narrow minded and myopic For example, he bashes baby boomers for acting in their own self interest It was their selfish actions, he claims, that lead to a greater number of severe economic recessions Sinek sees the baby boomers selfishness as the catalyst to this downfall in societal morality But what about what they ve created over that time Things like the internet and the modern day computer He leaves that out Further, Sinek only expounds on why we got this way rather than on ways to fix it Yes, we need trusting, caring companies who are not worried about short term goals But how, how can we make them so And how much better will things be Sinek doesn t really give us answers, he s just explaining what he sees and opining on these observations. Started and ended well, but I didn t enjoy the middle as much With that said, it is still a worthy read, and here a few of my favorite takeaways Empathy is the single greatest asset to do your job If your actions inspire others to dream , learn , do and become , you are a leader It is not the genius at the top giving directions that make people great It is the great people that make the guy at the top look like a genius No one wakes up in the morning to go to work with the hope that someone will manage us We wake up in the morning and go to work with the hope that someone will lead us The problem is, for us to be led, there must be leaders we want to follow A supportive and well managed work environment is good for one s health Those who feel they have control, who feel empowered to make decisions instead of waiting for approval suffer less stress Those only doing as they are told, always forced to follow the rules are the ones who suffer the most Leaders are the ones willing to look out for those to the left of them and those to the right of them They are often willing to sacrifice their own comfort for ours, even when they disagree with us God dang this is a good book I have to say, Sinek NAILED IT Sinek is a Brit, and therefor different than an American in an absolutely crucial way.Like other British intellectuals, he s not afraid to integrate the evolutionary perspective into his theory and analysis.Maybe it s because Charles Darwin is British Maybe it s because all of the super psycho religious fanatics came over here America circa 300 years ago Probably a little of both.What ever the reason British intellectuals demonstrate a kind of ease when referring to evolution where as Americans tend to feel at least a little self conscious about dropping the E bomb in public.If you re an American you know how polarizing Darwin s dangerous idea can be We sort of have to tip toe around the subject if we go there at all for fear of alienating someone in the audience.Trying to navigate the stultifying, anti intellectual culture of American christianity is a little bit like how I imagine being an intellectual in communist Russia must ve been like You know, the walls have ears, we have to be carful about what we say and how we say it That sort of thing Of course, there is no equivalent Gulag or anything like it But suffice it to say, in a country where conservative estimates report somewhere between 50 70 percent of Americans believe in the literal existence of angels, there is a lot of pressure on our intellectuals to steer clear the evolutionary perspective at least in public discourse if you want your career to survive and reproduce if you catch my drift.Anyway, Sinek comes large with the Darwin.In fact, the evolutionary perspective is essentially the foundation of his analysis and theory of effective leadership and broadly, of human behavior And for good reason evolutionary psychology has clarity and profound explanatory and predictive power Why wouldn t you apply it to managerial and leadership theory Sinek also sprinkles in some neurobiology Although he paints in broad strokes and his science is a little soft He achieves his important mission of grounding human behavior in biology He even attributes corporate short sidedness and greed to an addiction to dopaminergic activation Not unlike other behavioral addictions, like for instance ummmmgambling Maybe he s going out on a limb with this one but I m willing to be generous with him here Sinek also utilizes the findings experimental psychology quite effectively Again he paints in broad strokes, but he nails his intention of supporting his hypothesis with some very relatable, very dramatic experimental data.While the scientific method isn t precisely a British export British dudes like Newton have been using it for years with some pretty neat results That Karl Popper dude is from the U.K too I m pretty sure he contributed a coupe of important things to the philosophy of science Sinek is also a really good storyteller Another classically British trait He is charismatic and impassioned, just a bit of a bullshitter and really entertaining I bet he could rock a pub if he was so inclined It s really one of the BIG strengths of this book It s very informal, fun, inspirational and engaging.You get the feeling that it s almost too easy for Sinek He brings just a little Darwin and a little neuroscience to the land of the Jesus barbarians and wows em At least the smart ones anyway It s probably like taking candy from a baby.In the end, it s Sinek s humanistic values yet another highly British trait that really shine through and make the message literally irresistible In a nutshell, Sinek s message is great leadership is all about putting people and relationships first And demonstrating a willingness to sacrifice your individual comfort for the good of the team In the end, Sinek is expounding the real, tangible, dollars and cents benefits of prioritizing cooperation over strictly self interested competition in the name of longterm benefit Maximizing nonzero sum gains if you will A very neo Darwinian insight.Not only does it feel good to put people before profits, it s also ironically profitable Further, the reason it feels good to lead by example, to put your people first, and for that matter to follow a leader who does so, is because we re hard wired to survive in this way And all of our happy chemicals squirt when we re in this type of social environment Human beings are wired to win via cooperating Chimpanzees lead via domination Effective human leadership emerges from environments of empathetic cooperation That s ironically why were the dominant primate species on the planet and not chimpanzees. Simon Sinek really inspire you into something big Following his initial great book Start With Why , he immensely added great value by discussing a crucial element into the success of any organization, and that is the environment atmosphere As it is titled, Why Some Teams Pull Together You have a team with great education and great skills but how they are pulled together into long term success Simon delves into biology, evolution, anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, economics and much and share his insights. . Truthfully, you are better served watching this brief TED Talk delivered by Simon Sinek himself Here book is bloated and unconvincing stretch of some already very simple ideas No need to tell me about the chemicals of human survival or studies with statistics out of context which are not representative in the least Meh Within this book, Sinek summaries my own experience reading his book This is no soapbox rambling It is just biology Actually, it is soapbox rambling.Although unsurprising based on his background, Sinek writes from a heavily military oriented perspective I found myself needing to inject she , her , they , and their an awful lot because this book reads old fashioned It makes the female workforce somewhat invisible by omission.Content I found useful A consumer is just that an abstraction of a person who we hope will consume whatever we have to offer It is not the abundance we need to manage or restrict, it is the abstraction Give authority to those closest to the information At 3M We never throw an idea away because you never know when someone else will need it Content that turned me off The world around us is filled with danger Filled with things trying to make our lives miserable Is this a given Letting someone into an organization is like adopting a child By that logic, I should have felt like an adopted child several times over by now Further, what parent has adopted 100s 1000s of children Without oxytocin, we would have no partner with whom to raise our children Two words with whom could have completely changed the meaning of this sentence, but unfortunately I do not think that is what the author intended At best, it is unclear This is the feeling we get when we all hold hands and sing Kumbaya together We have no problem with someone who outranks us at work making money than us, getting a bigger office or a better parking space To what extent is this true.