Why Leaders Eat Last - a talk by Simon Sinek

Jenny Harrison

25

January

2017

"Leadership is not a rank - it's a decision and a choice. If you decide to look after the person next to you, you become a leader. Your willingness to sacrifice yourself, your time and energy for someone, so that they feel safe, makes you a leader. If you worry you're addicted to dopamine (addicted to performance, social media etc) the answer lies in service to another. The more we look after each other, the safer we feel, the more we feel we belong and the more we will work together to confront the dangers outside".

For some Wednesday Wisdom, we recommend watching this powerful 45 minute talk by Simon Sinek, about how chemicals (endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and cortisol) drive our feelings, decisions, interactions and leadership.