March 9, 2020

Lead from the Back of the Line

“People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.” – Luke 13:29,30 I’m fond of Simon Sinek, who is a leadership coach, author, and speaker. He wrote a really great book entitled “Leaders Eat Last” in which he asserted that positions and titles of importance mean nothing compared to the welfare of the entire team. In the book, he shared thoughts by General George J. Flynn, who highlighted that in the U.S. Marines, when troops line up to eat, they do so from junior to senior. Though there are no official rules about this, the privates and the corporals eat first and the high-ranking officers have their turn when everyone else has gone. In fact, sometimes the officers

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