Books Collide Podcast

Leaders Eat Last | Episode 11

April 24, 2020 Kail Letkemann Episode 11
Books Collide Podcast
Leaders Eat Last | Episode 11
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Why do so many of us feel stress in the workplace?  Is there something management and leadership can do to make work environments healthier?  This episode covers Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek.

Simon Sinek makes the case that a more inclusive and cooperative work environment leads to less stress and more productivity.

There are a couple takeaways discussed in this episode:

- A concept called the Circle of Safety describes the right attitude leadership needs to have toward their people.

- The chemicals in our bodies explain what makes us feel close to people and what makes us feel danger.  Too many workplaces feel like a threat, which alters hormones in our bodies.

The Collision for this episode is a wonderful book called The Hour Between Dog and Wolf by John Coates.

- The Winner Effect explains why Wall Street traders take bigger risks during bull markets, and why feeling like we're at the bottom is a perpetual cycle.

- What can stress on Wall Street tell us about stress in other work environments?

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Leaders Eat Last Summary
Circle of Safety
Story: Aesop's Fable
Chemical Forces
Collisions: The Hour Between Dog and Wolf
Final Takeaway