2014 Book Goal: 52 (mostly non-fiction)
2014 Books Read: 50 (90% non-fiction)

simon-sinek_leaders-eat-lastI first heard about Simon Sinek from his appearances at the TED conference.  I quickly grew to like his philosophy and devoured his book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action.  When I heard he had a new one – Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t, I had to read it.

This book is even better than his last and sure to be a standard on any must-read lists I share.  Sinek’s take on what it means to be a leader is a throwback to an earlier time.  It is a throwback to when a handshake meant something… a time when you took care of responsibilities before selfish needs.

More than just a collection of fantastic examples of good and bad leadership, this book jumps into a subject that is fascinating to me.  The chemicals that control our emotions, our desire to work together and drive to succeed.  This section of the book is arguably the most valuable in a book chock full of value.

by Chris Doelle