The key to a healthy organizational culture from Sinek and HBR // BLOG

LeadersEatLastAfter lunch, I sat down and skim read Simon Sinek’s book, Leaders Eat Last, in a colleague’s office. I immediately ordered it. Simon’s key element is the idea of creating a circle of safety, something which I believe is the key element in healthy churches, small group dynamics, child rearing, and helping young people to develop a faith that lasts, in addition to developing great companies. I can’t wait to digest it fully.

Interestingly, Harvard Business Review sent out a tweet today about the kind of companies that college students are looking to work for. Top on their list to the question, “What are the top three things you look for when considering an employer” was people and cultural fit. Compensation was fourth!

Everyone wants to belong to something, feel like the contribute and can fit into the culture. The cultural atmosphere of any organization (large or as small as a family) is paramount to nearly everything else we do! It has to do with what Sinek’s book is all about. That kind of culture is created from the top down when the leader is willing to stoops to ensure the right environment from the bottom up. That is being a leading servant, or as I prefer to say, being a Leading Servant.

It is the kind of servant leadership we seek to develop at #LincolnChristianUniversity. Leaders who eat last, who empower the community to be a part of the mission of God, and who live out what it means to be the hands and feet of God by loving everyone as Jesus would love at the ones who will have the kind of life breathing impact in the 21st century. Create that kind of a culture, where safety and value are king, unconditionally, and people will do anything to be a part of it. Then we just let Jesus change us.

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