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4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Simon Sinek Narrator: Simon Sinek Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2014 ISBN: 9781480542563
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The New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "The Millennial Question" (150+ million views).

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, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?

The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. "Officers eat last," he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care.

Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.

Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.

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  • A Library Journal Best Book of 2014
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About the Author

SIMON SINEK teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. From members of Congress to foreign ambassadors, from small businesses to corporations like Microsoft and 3M, from Hollywood to the Pentagon, he has presented his ideas about the power of Why. Sinek has the third most watched Ted Talk of all time, has written two books, Leaders Eat Last and Start With Why and is quoted frequently by national publications.
 
DAVID MEAD was the third member of Simon Sinek’s team in 2009. As an early adopter, he has helped shape the movement to inspire through content development, implementation workshops, consulting and speaking. He regularly shares and builds on Sinek’s ideas in a wide variety of industries including healthcare, agriculture, banking, technology, retail, and social cause organizations. He also co-hosts the Start With Why podcast, downloaded in over 170 countries.
 
PETER DOCKER has been a collaborating with the Start With Why team since 2011. As a leadership consultant, speaker and coach, he works throughout the Americas, EMEA, India and the Far East. His broad commercial experience extends to almost every industry in the private and public sector. A former senior Royal Air Force officer, pilot and Force Commander during combat flying operations, Docker has been an international negotiator for the UK and taught at the UK's Defence College.