Recap Of Our “Leaders Eat Last” LeaderLounge

n Sept 30, our LeaderLounge took to Simon Sinek’s “Leader’s Eat Last,” to delve in and digest just exactly what the word “leadership” entails. We had a fantastic showing of some Vancouver’s greatest marketers in the audience, as well as one on stage whom walked us through a case study of leadership during transitory and difficult times (thanks Angela Scardillo). If you attended our event and want a little recap, OR if you’re suffering from FOMO and simply must know what took place, here’s some highlights from our LeaderLounge event.


1. Managing vs. Leading

Simon Sinek pushes the idea that the true cost of leadership privilege comes at the expense of self-interest. In order to succeed in the long run, organizations must build environments in which people truly matter and train people to be great LEADERS, not just “effective managers.” 



2. Treat Employees Like People

If leaders treat employees with trust, it creates a sense of obligation and a sense of pride. Work becomes a place to feel valued and employees will work together to achieve goals and hit targets.

3. Look Past The Numbers

When our relationships with our customers or employees become abstract, we naturally pursue the most tangible thing we can see — the metrics. If you place value on numbers more than lives, you’re more than likely separated from the people you’ve been called to serve.

4. So goes the…

So goes the culture, so goes the company. (Bad cultures breed bad leaders.)
So goes the leader, so goes the culture.
Lead the people, not the numbers.

We then finished up the evening with a case study from Angela Scardillo, VP of Marketing at Best Buy Canada.

Did we miss any of your personal highlights from the evening? Let us know what stuck with you after the evening in our comments below! 

If you’re looking to take part in one of our upcoming #LeaderLounge events, our next one takes place October 28 with Della Smith, Principal at Q Workshops. We’ve also recently partnered with local radio station CKNW in their efforts to also increase the leadership quotient across the GVA. Their Leadership Series begins on October 15th, and involves profiling some of the best BC business minds over a 3-week series. We look forward to seeing you at one of these future events! 

Cover photo by the lovely Wendy Lees photography.