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Leaders Eat Last

Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
Narrated by: Simon Sinek
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
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Narrated by Simon Sinek.

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. 

This is not a crazy, idealised notion. 

Today, in many successful organisations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

In Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek, internationally best-selling author of Start With Why, investigates these great leaders from Marine Corps Officers, who don't just sacrifice their place at the table but often their own comfort and even their lives for those in their care, to the heads of big business and government - each putting aside their own interests to protect their teams. 

Sinek argues that this is what it means to be a leader and asks are you a leader?

©2016 Simon Sinek (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd.

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"As refreshingly simple and easy to follow as it is thought-provoking." (Management Today)

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Some new ideas

Promoted the idea of service and looking after employees in a new spirit of we not me. All good but everything came back to dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin, this reached ridiculous proportions by the end of the book and detracted from the overall message.

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Excellently described, concise and well written

A thoroughly enjoyable audiobook, useful take home information that's easy to digest. The stories included are enthralling and varied.

An absolute no brainer for business owners, coaches, team leaders and heads of business or groups

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Simply great

If you could sum up Leaders Eat Last in three words, what would they be?

Thought provoking ideation

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Once again, Simon Sinek delivers a thought-provoking masterpiece. Some great analysis of what it takes to build a circle of safety and lead sustainably. Easy to follow to while driving.

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Brilliant, Insightful and Inspiring!

A fantastic work , that should be a compulsory read for high school scholars- our future leaders!

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I loved this book!

It's clever, easy to follow and believable. I really enjoyed it. It provides the idea of heart count rather than head count.

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Inspiring truth

Simon Sinek has an easy listening voice and a memorable storytelling fashion. The stories he tells and the truths he pulls from them inspire me to be a better leader, friend and colleague. The great thing is it's not his new concept! Instead it's the truth about People.

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This is a fantastic book, extremely informative.<br />

This book is a must have for any aspiring leaders and will be of excellent use to all who read it.

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Incredibly dull and monotonous

The book starts out well, giving useful insights into effective leadership. As the book goes on however, it becomes unbearable. The author tells boring story after boring story about American companies and people. These stories go on way too long and are simply not needed in order to convey the simplistic leadership principles intended. In true American fashion, the author fails to discuss any other country in his case studies, as if America is the only nation on Earth. As a Brit, this was infuriating to listen to. Furthermore, the author's references to Dopamine, Seratonin and other chemicals reaches epic monotony, bordering the ridiculous.

Overall, a huge amount of history, chemistry and American egotism that completely murders the potential of this being a good book.

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One of the best books I have read this year

Against the backdrop of other books I have read recently ('The Prince - Machiavelli, 33 strategies of war - Robert Greene, Meditations- Marcus Aurelius & Ego is the Enemy- Ryan Holiday') this one seemed soft/fluffy/weak but then it got into explorations and extrapolations of the relevance and affects of endorphins, dopamine, serrations, oxytocin and cortisol in business environments.
This is one of the best books I have read recently, you might want to check it out

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amazing book

both books work really well together but I prefered this to his last ... it teaches us all about how the brain functions and with common knowledge on your field it is easily applied to make a positive difference .... thanks to simon and thanks to oxytocin 😀

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  • Adebiyi Olafusi
  • 01-10-18

I was blessed

I was blessed listening to this audio book. I am definitely going to listen to it a couple more times.

Thanks Mr Senik.

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  • Jason
  • 08-03-18

Excellent book

Very helpful book, I'd highly recommend to all managers and those wishing to lead people. Simon is great writer and is very insightful.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-01-18

Relevant

From distracting technology to millennials, the book offers a unique insight to the current work environment.

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  • Vishal S.
  • 01-06-17

A must listen

A must listen for all those in leadership roles and even not in those roles.

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  • MrStruggles
  • 17-02-20

Thanks Simon

I am really glad to see that what Simon says still applies in 2020, and I'm sure it will for the rest of our lives. As a millenial myself, I appreciate the message and guidance to building long lasting relationships. Thanks man

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  • Chester Cobus
  • 23-08-19

So worth my time

It's inspiring and I've learnt a lot. I enjoyed every minute of this book. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-04-19

Narrative

The book was very informative. But I've heard Simon perform better in videos,more powerful,whereas in this book,the tone was dull.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-01-19

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Thanks Simon..., true master piece adding to leadership evolution!!!
A message of "Awakening" to the "traditional manager..., to evolve to New Economy Leadership which is (and will be) the competitive edge in organizations in future!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-12-18

Great read for every leader!

Dome well articulated ingredients for successful selfless leadership particularly across the generational gap that exist between Generation X and millennials.

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  • Keith Tan
  • 16-10-18

Brilliant and easy to apply

So many easy to understand ideas that was shared. Will definitely apply and implement some of these ideas within my family and team.

Highly recommended!