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In his EO Alchemy 2011 talk, Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action reported the response he received during his interviews with members of the U.S. Marine Corps about what made it such a remarkable organization.
He said one succinct response summed up the ethos best: “Officers eat last.”
Sinek went on to say: “If you want your employees to be completely devoted to you and your cause, you need to be completely devoted to them.”
His observation reminded me of the many conversations I’ve had with frustrated leaders who wondered why their employees didn’t seem to care. It reminded me of Human Resource professionals asking for tips on improving employee engagement.
If you want them to care, make sure you care
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