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Is Eating Last the Right Thing for a Leader to do? 


I’m so frustrated. I recently watched a video of a new Simon Sinek speech based on his book Why Leaders Eat Last. I like both Sinek’s speaking and writing. It’s both muscular and gentle. He is a new voice for a timeless message. I think we all know the message. Greek philosophers were talking about the responsibility that leaders have to their followers 5,000 years ago. I boil down Simon’s message into two main ideas.

First, Great enterprises are purpose driven. And second, that great leaders create trust with their employees by caring about them as individuals not just workers. The idea is if you put your people first, if you serve them, they will perform amazing acts of greatness.

This is really not debatable. Leaders who fight for the well-being of their followers are legendary.



Alex is a recruitment trainer that blends over 17 years in specialist recruitment with over 24 years of coaching people in developing their skills in order to improve performance. He stands out amongst the other trainers in his field due to his ability to take difficult ideas or concepts and translate them into easily applicable tools and techniques.

His experience of training thousands of consultants and managers has helped him build the Elevated Sales Process. This is a “principled” approach to growing a sustainable recruitment business. The Elevated Sales Process is built on a belief that in order to succeed in todays market you need to be a specialist in your market, be able to build relationships of influence, deliver high value service & master time management.

He is the founder at Elevated Recruiting, a recruitment training firm that blends the best of on-line learning and face-to-face learning to deliver training programs that work.

Elevated recruiting courses are different because:
– They use a learning approach that is proven to work with adults
– They utilise cutting edge learning technology to produce engaging on-line & virtual learning experiences
– They blend on-line recruitment training with face-to-face or web workshops
– They increase performance by supporting line managers in following up on training more effectively.


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