Leaders Eat Last | Part 5: The Abstract

Part 5 of Leaders Eat Last discusses why abstraction is destructive. Making people abstract by having more “virtual relationships” or viewing employees as statistics causes us to have less regard for them and significantly reduces trust. Read along to see how Optus employees reacted to Part 5.

Leaders Eat Last | Part 1: Our Need to Feel Safe

Welcome to Part 1 of our blog series, #LeadWithOptus. Over the next nine weeks, we will be reading and sharing feedback from the book Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek. Optus employees have been asked to read and reflect on the ideas in Leaders Eat Last to help them challenge their thinking and develop their leadership skills. Here at Optus, we believe that while everyone may not be in a leadership role in the traditional sense, everyone can lead and help advance the company.

Optus Employee Spotlight: Kaitlyn McLendon

Optus sets you up for success. I have only had part-time jobs and internships before Optus, so I don’t have much to compare it to; however, Optus has been the best about providing me with a plethora of resources for me to do my job as well as a path to grow within the company and my own career.