Leadership Lessons from Simon Sinek’s book “Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t”

1. Leaders need to care for others
2. Leaders need to protect them from harm
3. Leaders need to provide opportunities for them to grow and develop
4. Leaders need to create a vision of something to believe in that’s larger than themselves
5. Leaders need to take an interest in the well-being of their followers

Dopamine leads to your `feeling good’ upon accomplishing a goal whether that is bringing home dinner while evading sabre-toothed tigers or doing a bang-up job on a major presentation. Think of endorphins and Dopamine as the `individual achievement’ chemicals. We need them to excel at what we do.

Serotonin is what gives you a feeling of gratitude and affection for the persons who supported you in your endeavors and the good feeling as they applaud you. Oxytocin is `love’ chemical. It gives you the warm fuzzies you get when you hug someone or have a deep meaningful conversation. Think of Serotonin and Oxytocin as the `social’ chemicals.

So, what do you think ?