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Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek • team motivation • leadership skills

book cover of Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t - leadership skills

Leaders eat last talks about leadership skills in terms of  team motivation and encouragement. Big words, but I wish I hadn’t read the book because my whole, great impression of Simon Sinek has evaporated. the book offers redundancy, often repetitions of the same examples to make precisely the same point as the first time the example was used. I dare say the book might have the same value by condensing it to 10 pages. When I am reading a book I try to make notes, and I found myself marking almost the same sentences every 50 pages.

A year ago I watched the TED talk on YT where Simon Sinek presented his ideas about the internal circle, Millenials and the concept of trust in organizations – how it affects them and help them to flourish. I was astonished and impressed by his language and his messages. In fact, that was the predominant reason why I read the book and to be honest….

My next reflection was associated with the question – who should read the book? If it’s about managing, it should be read by managers, simple as that. That’s the next disillusion. Because of its simplicity and platitude, it won’t be read by experienced managers.

I would advise those who are interested in Sinek’s messages about leadership skills to watch him on YT and TED talk which will be absolutely enough to get his concepts.

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
by Simon Sinek

Final rating:

Interesting story
3/5
Complexity of ideas
1/5
Repetitiveness
4/5
Repetitiveness
1/5
Recommendation
2/5

Book details:

Size: 244 pages
Published: 2014

Links:

Other information and reviews of this book on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16144853-leaders-eat-last

Other useful links: 
Simon Sinek’s website: https://startwithwhy.com/
Simon’s speach on TED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zFeuSagktM
Great talk about Millenials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vudaAYx2IcE
Simon Sinek on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Sinek
Other books about leadership skills: Good Boss, Bad Boss by Robert Sutton and The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard

 

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