The act of eating last, by senior officers in the Marine Corps, is a daily demonstration of the commitment by leadership to create a safe and nurturing environment for those they lead. The text examines of how “selfless” leadership practices result in greater productivity for teams and better long-term outcomes for organizations.
Sinek provides the history and biology of the human species as a back drop for his research and conclusions about how “selfless” leadership practices employed by leaders is a long-term benefit to both leaders and companies. Leadership practices which emphasize inclusion and mutual support, create safe spaces where individuals and teams feel free to take risks, share important information, and strive to help one another succeed are those he puts forward as aspirational examples.
His assertions that short-term thinking, such as using layoffs to enhance quarterly financial statements, are deeply harmful to the long-term objectives of organizations. Caring for employees and utilizing leadership practices which help employees to grow and feel authentically connected to the organization are vital.
In many the examples of leadership highlighted by Sinek, his exploration of differences between generations of leaders and their very different approach to reaching individual and corporate goals is at the forefront. His recommendation that the trend of self-centered leadership resulting in a loss of connection and shared responsibility in all our corporate, public, and political institutions be reversed, is supported by examples and case studies throughout the book.
Sinek has a very personal writing style that connects easily to readers and is very resonant with those utilizing this book to enhance their leadership skills.
Building a culture of inclusion where current and future leaders grow together is the mission of Fired Up Culture. Productivity through a positive culture and feeling of purpose and belonging is the expertise we bring to your organization.