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

This book is all about leadership in the work place. The chapter on the 4 happiness chemicals in our brain (Endorphins, Dopamine, Serotonin, & Oxytocin) is worth buying the book alone. Here’s the biggest leadership lesson I took away:

The role of the leader is not to bark commands and be completely accountable for the success or failure of the mission. It is a leader’s job instead to take responsibility for the success of each member of his crew. It is the leader’s job to ensure that they are well trained and feel confident to perform their duties.

To give them responsibility and hold them accountable to advance the mission. If the captain provides direction and protection, the crew will do what needs to be done to advance the mission.

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