Simon Sinek in Leaders Eat Last writes:
Marine leaders are expected to eat last because the true price of leadership is the willingness to place the needs of others above your own. Great leaders truly care about those they are privileged to lead and understand that the true cost of the leadership privilege comes at the expense of self-interest.
Leaders don’t cut the line waiting for the elevator. They don’t threaten their employees. They don’t claim all credit, as if they made themselves successful with hard work.
Leaders don’t get to be leaders because they’re bossy. They realize that leadership, like success, is a privilege, which comes with responsibilities.
But, a shrewd leader realizes:
The point is, invest in your team. They will provide you with better ROI than any other investment. And without them, there is no company.
Jinny Oh, founder of Wander. Read her whole post.