Leadership funnels down from those in charge at the top to the team of workers at the bottom executing the operations of the organization. The results of their outputs, in turn, flow back up to the top and are realized by those in charge. Within this system lies a Circle of Safety, and when that Circle is broken by ineffective leadership (destructive abundance, a result of valuing numbers over people, and the distance bred by abstraction in an increasingly isolated work culture), then the organization as a whole suffers. When leaders eat last, or in other words, put the needs of their teams before their own personal gains and use profits to fuel team culture, then the organization thrives.
About the Author
Born in Wimbledon, London, Simon Sinek is a motivational speaker, author and organizational consultant. After working for the New York ad agencies Euro RSCG and Ogilvy & Mather, Sinek embarked on his own entrepreneurial endeavors and started his own company, Sinek Partners. In addition to Leaders Eat Last, Sinek also authored Start with Why, among other books. He has given talks for the United Nations and has presented at the TEDx conference.