Easy Reading: Wisdom Quote by Simon Sinek

Leaders Eat Last

By “easy reading” I mean really easy, i.e. big letters, just one sentence (above), and no links or other distractions.

Although it is meaningful enough to go as a wisdom quote, it is actually the title of a great book by Simon Sinek, one of the most prominent management gurus of our time – “Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t”.  The book explains how the chemistry between people works. It is more about giving oneself to others and less about leading them. In short, it is all about trust.

The book explains how the chemistry between people works. It is more about giving oneself to others and less about leading them. In short, it is all about trust.

Here are a few memorable quotes from the book:

To earn trust, [one] must extend trust.

Trust is not simply a matter of shared opinions. Trust is a biological reaction to the belief that someone has our well-being at heart.

Trust is like lubrication. It reduces friction and creates conditions much more conducive to performance.

Leadership is about integrity, honesty and accountability. All components of trust. Leadership comes from telling us not what we want to hear, but rather what we need to hear. To be a true leader, to engender deep trust and loyalty, starts with telling the truth.

It may take your entire weekend but it’s well worth it.