Leaders Eat Last Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't E–pub/Kindle


Und myself needing to inject #She Her They And Their #her they and their awful lot because this book reads old fashioned It makes the female workforce somewhat invisible by omissionContent 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 now 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 an organization is 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 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 takeawaysEmpathy is the single greatest asset to do your jobIf your actions inspire others to dream learn do and become you are a leaderIt 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 geniusNo 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 followA 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 mostLeaders 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 While this didn t blow me away like Start With Why did it did validate a lot of things I ve always hoped were trueFirst 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 thereI can think of a few groups I ve been involved in that did this which makes me feel greatSecond 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 matterThird 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 thisFourth a good leader doesn t give commands they create an environment when commands aren t always neededFifth 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 fillYou should read it Read instead Tribal Leadership or Built to Last This book was nothing than a regurgitation of other better researched and concisely written works It s not a bad read just be prepared for opinion personal ideologies and vague calls to action than concrete evidence based methods to implement 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 titled1 OOO RAH2 Don t be a dick3 Condescension4 Obvious AND oblivious5 My theories of Anthropology6 My theories of Biology7 Go TeamDNF pg 61 about 30% 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 leas. 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 now 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 mi. ,

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Ur happy chemicals suirt 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 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 "lead me astray with this one I feel like I just read one long string of business cliches 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 nown 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 it Yes we need 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 As a US Air Force officer and pilot I receive professional military education on leadership regularly so much so that it is almost a nuisance From personal experience I can firmly say that great leaders are not born they are #Developed By Their Experiences #by their experiences nowledge The nowledge from this book has definitely made me a better leader Sinek s main purpose in writing this book is not to help others become better leaders so that they can jump up the corporate ladder motivate subordinates or increase productivity The message of this book is that we need better leaders so we can have a better world empathy is at the heart of his argument I highly recommend this book for everybody I don t care if you are a CEO or a shelf stocker Leadership is not a position you have but the person you are When leading an organization you don t want a team of dedicated followers ready to do your every whim you want people who can lead themselves and those around them to accomplish the taskThis book will tell you that always making a profit for your company being number one or successfully accomplishing your mission does not make you a good leader That is determined by how you go about achieving your results It will also ask you Did you set up your organization for a short term gain or long term success Did you empower your team and develop them into leaders or just tell them what to do Did you forgo personal gain to succeed or choose to compromise your integrity instead Did you create a culture that promotes a circle of trust or did you create a culture that only values results I m convinced reading this book will make a vast majority of people better leaders I want everybody to read this book Not just because I want everybody to be a better leader but because a better leader is always a better person 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 ramblingAlthough unsurprising based on his background Sinek writes from a heavily military oriented perspective I fo. 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 now others would do the same for them It’s not brainwashing; it’s actually based on the biology of how. .
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 environmentatmosphere 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 God dang this is a good book I have to say Sinek NAILED ITSinek is a Brit and therefor different than an American in an absolutely crucial wayLike other British intellectuals he s not afraid to integrate the evolutionary perspective into his theory and analysisMaybe 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 bothWhat ever the reason British intellectuals demonstrate a ind of ease when referring to evolution where as Americans tend to feel at least a little self conscious about dropping the E bomb in publicIf you re an American you now 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 audienceTrying to navigate the stultifying anti intellectual culture of American christianity is a little the audienceTrying to navigate the stultifying anti intellectual culture of American christianity is a little like how I imagine being an intellectual in communist Russia must ve been like You now 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 euivalent 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 #of pressure on our intellectuals to steer clear the evolutionary perspective at least in public discourse if you want your to survive and reproduce if you catch my driftAnyway Sinek comes large with the DarwinIn 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 ummmmgamblingMaybe 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 uite effectively Again he paints in broad strokes but he nails his intention of supporting his hypothesis with some very relatable very dramatic experimental dataWhile 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 UK 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 engagingYou 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 babyIn the end it s Sinek s humanistic values yet another highly s probably like taking candy from a babyIn the end it s Sinek s humanistic values yet another highly 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 insightNot 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 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. Leaders Eat Last Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

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