I have a book recommendation for you. It is called “Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t” by Simon Sinek
The title comes from a longstanding tradition in the Marine Corp, where junior marines eat first and senior marines eat last. Here are a few quotes from the book:
Leaders are the ones who run headfirst into the unknown
They rush towards the danger
They put their own interest aside to protect us or to pull us into the future
Leaders would sooner sacrifice what is theirs to save what is ours
And they would never sacrifice what is ours to save what is theirs
That is what is means to be a leader
It means they choose to go first into danger, headfirst into the unknown
And when we feel sure they will keep us safe
We will march behind them and work tirelessly to see their visions come true
And proudly call ourselves their followers
When people have to manage dangers from the inside the organization, the organization itself becomes less able to face the dangers from the outside
Letting someone into an organization is like adopting a child
And that is all before you get to page 24! I think you’re going to like this book.
Thanks for listening.