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Quote: The primary ingredient for progress is optimism. The unwavering belief that something can be better drives the human race forward. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The primary ingredient for progress is optimism. The unwavering belief that something can be better drives the human race forward.


Quote: Selfish is easy. It's sharing that takes courage. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Selfish is easy. It's sharing that takes courage.


Quote: Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion.




Quote: A boss wants to pay for results, an employee wants recognition for effort. If a boss recognizes effort, they will get even better results. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

A boss wants to pay for results, an employee wants recognition for effort. If a boss recognizes effort, they will get even better results.






Quote: What is a work-life imbalance? It's: I feel safe at home, I don't feel safe at work. That's the imbalance. And no amount of yoga or vacation time is going to fix that. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

What is a work-life imbalance? It's: I feel safe at home, I don't feel safe at work. That's the imbalance. And no amount of yoga or vacation time is going to fix that.


Quote: The courage of leadership is giving others the chance to succeed even though you bear the responsibility for getting things done. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The courage of leadership is giving others the chance to succeed even though you bear the responsibility for getting things done.


Quote: If everything goes right, we get a good experience. If everything goes wrong, we get a good story. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

If everything goes right, we get a good experience. If everything goes wrong, we get a good story.


Quote: There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power or influence. Those who lead inspire us. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power or influence. Those who lead inspire us.


Quote: A leader without a title is better than a title without the ability to lead. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

A leader without a title is better than a title without the ability to lead.


Quote: A boss who micromanages is like a coach who wants to get in the game. Leaders guide and support and then sit back to cheer from the sidelines. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

A boss who micromanages is like a coach who wants to get in the game. Leaders guide and support and then sit back to cheer from the sidelines.


Quote: Bad leaders care about who is right. Good leaders care about what is right. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Bad leaders care about who is right. Good leaders care about what is right.


Quote: Great leaders must have two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate that vision clearly. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Great leaders must have two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate that vision clearly.


Quote: There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.


Quote: Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet.


Quote: Hearing is listening to what is said. Listening is hearing what isn't said. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Hearing is listening to what is said. Listening is hearing what isn't said.


Quote: The value of our lives is not determined by what we do for ourselves. The value of our lives is determined by what we do for others. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The value of our lives is not determined by what we do for ourselves. The value of our lives is determined by what we do for others.


Quote: Putting yourself first is not selfish. Quite the opposite. You must put your happiness and health first before you can be of help to anyone else. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Putting yourself first is not selfish. Quite the opposite. You must put your happiness and health first before you can be of help to anyone else.


Quote: The hardest part is starting. Once you get that out of the way, you'll find the rest of the journey much easier. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The hardest part is starting. Once you get that out of the way, you'll find the rest of the journey much easier.


Quote: Great leaders don't see themselves as great; they see themselves as human. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Great leaders don't see themselves as great; they see themselves as human.


Quote: When you compete against everyone else, no one wants to help you. But when you compete against yourself, everyone wants to help you. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

When you compete against everyone else, no one wants to help you. But when you compete against yourself, everyone wants to help you.


Quote: Vision is a destination -- a fixed point to which we focus all effort. Strategy is a route -- an adaptable path to get us where we want to go. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Vision is a destination -- a fixed point to which we focus all effort. Strategy is a route -- an adaptable path to get us where we want to go.


Quote: Leadership is not a license to do less. Leadership is a responsibility to do more. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Leadership is not a license to do less. Leadership is a responsibility to do more.


Quote: Greatness starts with a clear vision of the future. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Greatness starts with a clear vision of the future.


Quote: Fight against something and you focus on the thing you hate. Fight for something and you focus on the thing you love. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Fight against something and you focus on the thing you hate. Fight for something and you focus on the thing you love.


Quote: Leadership is neither a rank nor a title. It is a choice. The choice to provide care and protection for those for whom we are responsible. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Leadership is neither a rank nor a title. It is a choice. The choice to provide care and protection for those for whom we are responsible.


Quote: When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders.


Quote: You are authentic when everything you say and everything you do you ACTUALLY believe. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

You are authentic when everything you say and everything you do you ACTUALLY believe.


Quote: Don't show up to prove. Show up to improve. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Don't show up to prove. Show up to improve.


Quote: Customers will never love a company until its employees love it first. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Customers will never love a company until its employees love it first.


Quote: Listening is not understanding the words of the question asked, listening is understanding why the question was asked in the first place. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Listening is not understanding the words of the question asked, listening is understanding why the question was asked in the first place.


Quote: A small team, committed to a cause bigger than themselves, can achieve absolutely anything. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

A small team, committed to a cause bigger than themselves, can achieve absolutely anything.


Quote: Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.


Quote: Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.


Quote: Words may inspire but only action creates change. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Words may inspire but only action creates change.


Quote: How you anything is how you do everything. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

How you anything is how you do everything.


Quote: New ideas need audiences like flowers need bees. No matter how bright and colorful, they will die unless others work to spread them. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

New ideas need audiences like flowers need bees. No matter how bright and colorful, they will die unless others work to spread them.


Quote: What I say is join me and be part of the army and find ways that maybe even I haven't thought of I haven't even thought of to help spread this message and inspire people to do what inspires them. That's what I need you to do. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

What I say is join me and be part of the army and find ways that maybe even I haven't thought of I haven't even thought of to help spread this message and inspire people to do what inspires them. That's what I need you to do.


Quote: Progress is more important than perfection. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Progress is more important than perfection.


Quote: We should invest in people not ideas. A good idea is often destroyed by bad people and good people can always make a bad idea better. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

We should invest in people not ideas. A good idea is often destroyed by bad people and good people can always make a bad idea better.


Quote: The thing about human beings is the way we feel accomplished is when we exert energy and time to reach a destination. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The thing about human beings is the way we feel accomplished is when we exert energy and time to reach a destination.


Quote: I'm a messenger. I'm one piece of a giant jigsaw puzzle. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

I'm a messenger. I'm one piece of a giant jigsaw puzzle.


Quote: You should persist even though there are some short-term stresses and even though there is some uncertainty, because it's the right thing to do. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

You should persist even though there are some short-term stresses and even though there is some uncertainty, because it's the right thing to do.


Quote: Give someone responsibility and they will do their best. Make them accountable and they will do even better. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Give someone responsibility and they will do their best. Make them accountable and they will do even better.


Quote: Confidence is believing in yourself. Arrogance is telling others you’re better than they are. Confidence inspires. Arrogance destroys. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Confidence is believing in yourself. Arrogance is telling others you’re better than they are. Confidence inspires. Arrogance destroys.


Quote: What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.


Quote: Don't freak yourself out by what other people have. They don't have what you've got. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Don't freak yourself out by what other people have. They don't have what you've got.


Quote: Trust emerges when we have a sense that another person or organization is driven by things other than their own self-gain. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Trust emerges when we have a sense that another person or organization is driven by things other than their own self-gain.


Quote: True strength is the courage to admit our weaknesses. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

True strength is the courage to admit our weaknesses.


Quote: A star wants to see himself rise to the top.

A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

A star wants to see himself rise to the top.

A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.


Quote: Leaders don't complain about what's not working. Leaders celebrate what is working and work to amplify it. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Leaders don't complain about what's not working. Leaders celebrate what is working and work to amplify it.


Quote: The best ideas are the honest ones. Ones born out of personal experience. Ones that originated to help a few but ended up helping many. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The best ideas are the honest ones. Ones born out of personal experience. Ones that originated to help a few but ended up helping many.


Quote: Life changes for the better when we realize that we don't have to know everything and we don't have to pretend that we do. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Life changes for the better when we realize that we don't have to know everything and we don't have to pretend that we do.


Quote: We don't do business with companies. We do business with people. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

We don't do business with companies. We do business with people.


Quote: The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe.


Quote: When we feel humiliated, the best reaction is humility. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

When we feel humiliated, the best reaction is humility.


Quote: Trust has two dimensions: competence and integrity. We will forgive mistakes of competence. Mistakes of integrity are harder to overcome. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Trust has two dimensions: competence and integrity. We will forgive mistakes of competence. Mistakes of integrity are harder to overcome.


Quote: Authenticity is when you say and do the things you actually believe. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Authenticity is when you say and do the things you actually believe.


Quote: A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.


Quote: When I was in college, my school newspaper accepted an ad from a Holocaust revisionist organization. This would have been offensive on most college campuses across the country, but I went to a school with a very large Jewish population, so the ad, as you might expect, stirred absolute outrage. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of Simon Sinek quote: When I was in college, my school newspaper accepted an ad from a Holocaust revisionist organization. This would have been offensive on most college campuses across the country, but I went to a school with a very large Jewish population, so the ad, as you might expect, stirred absolute outrage.- black text on quotes background

When I was in college, my school newspaper accepted an ad from a Holocaust revisionist organization. This would have been offensive on most college campuses across the country, but I went to a school with a very large Jewish population, so the ad, as you might expect, stirred absolute outrage.


Quote: I have friends who are majorly into the cosplay culture and have urged me to go to a convention for no other reason than to meet others like me. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

I have friends who are majorly into the cosplay culture and have urged me to go to a convention for no other reason than to meet others like me.


Quote: I like stories of the classic hero, of good versus evil, the ones in which the good guys wear white and the bad guys wear black... and I love a good sword fight. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

I like stories of the classic hero, of good versus evil, the ones in which the good guys wear white and the bad guys wear black... and I love a good sword fight.


Quote: I love science fiction -- always have. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

I love science fiction -- always have.


Quote: When I was a kid, I was a bit of a space geek. I loved the space program and all things NASA. I would read books about our solar system; I had pictures of the Space Shuttle on my bedroom wall. And yes, I even went to Space Camp. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

When I was a kid, I was a bit of a space geek. I loved the space program and all things NASA. I would read books about our solar system; I had pictures of the Space Shuttle on my bedroom wall. And yes, I even went to Space Camp.


Quote: Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year. I have a strict rule: I don't work on Halloween and I won't travel on Halloween. Not for any reason. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year. I have a strict rule: I don't work on Halloween and I won't travel on Halloween. Not for any reason.


Quote: Most politicians are not authentic. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Most politicians are not authentic.


Quote: At the end of the day, humans are social animals and we are at our best when we get to do things with others who appreciate and enjoy what we enjoy. It's what keeps us human. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

At the end of the day, humans are social animals and we are at our best when we get to do things with others who appreciate and enjoy what we enjoy. It's what keeps us human.


Quote: Great leaders state out loud what they intend to do and in doing so, they get things done. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Great leaders state out loud what they intend to do and in doing so, they get things done.


Quote: I'd rather play in the major leagues and have some bad games than play consistently good ball in the minors. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

I'd rather play in the major leagues and have some bad games than play consistently good ball in the minors.


Quote: I don't enjoy eating humble pie; it never tastes good. But I do appreciate it when it happens. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

I don't enjoy eating humble pie; it never tastes good. But I do appreciate it when it happens.


Quote: Babe Ruth was not afraid to strike out. And it was this fearlessness that contributed to his remarkable career. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Babe Ruth was not afraid to strike out. And it was this fearlessness that contributed to his remarkable career.


Quote: Though there are lessons that can be learned about becoming a great leader, most exist inherently in the bellies of those who lead. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Though there are lessons that can be learned about becoming a great leader, most exist inherently in the bellies of those who lead.


Quote: Spending too much time focused on others' strengths leaves us feeling weak. Focusing on our own strengths is what, in fact, makes us strong. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Spending too much time focused on others' strengths leaves us feeling weak. Focusing on our own strengths is what, in fact, makes us strong.


Quote: To spend more money, you have to have more money, but time is fixed and we all have the same amount to spare. How we choose to spend it can make a significant difference on the impact we have in our careers or in the world. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

To spend more money, you have to have more money, but time is fixed and we all have the same amount to spare. How we choose to spend it can make a significant difference on the impact we have in our careers or in the world.


Quote: Any parent who tells their kids that they can't attend a school play or go to a soccer match because they have to work is kidding themselves. It's OK to miss a game or two or a performance here and there, but it's not all right to miss the majority of them. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Any parent who tells their kids that they can't attend a school play or go to a soccer match because they have to work is kidding themselves. It's OK to miss a game or two or a performance here and there, but it's not all right to miss the majority of them.


Quote: My sister made certain choices about the life she wanted. Those choices include a steady job, a husband and children. But balance and stability come at a cost. It is harder for her to be spontaneous. It is harder to just up and leave. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

My sister made certain choices about the life she wanted. Those choices include a steady job, a husband and children. But balance and stability come at a cost. It is harder for her to be spontaneous. It is harder to just up and leave.


Quote: The lives we live are a bit of a straight-hair vs. curly-hair thing. We often want what we don't have. In reality, it's not about better or worse; it's just perception. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The lives we live are a bit of a straight-hair vs. curly-hair thing. We often want what we don't have. In reality, it's not about better or worse; it's just perception.


Quote: Spending time with the military certainly lends itself to some remarkable experiences, and I've been privileged to have had my share. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Spending time with the military certainly lends itself to some remarkable experiences, and I've been privileged to have had my share.


Quote: There is not a single one of us with a job that is not completely reliant in some way shape or form on others. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

There is not a single one of us with a job that is not completely reliant in some way shape or form on others.


Quote: In this age of omniconnectedness, words like 'network,' 'community' and even 'friends' no longer mean what they used to. Networks don't exist on LinkedIn. A community is not something that happens on a blog or on Twitter. And a friend is more than someone whose online status you check. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of Simon Sinek quote: In this age of omniconnectedness, words like 'network,' 'community' and even 'friends' no longer mean what they used to. Networks don't exist on LinkedIn. A community is not something that happens on a blog or on Twitter. And a friend is more than someone whose online status you check.- black text on quotes background

In this age of omniconnectedness, words like 'network,' 'community' and even 'friends' no longer mean what they used to. Networks don't exist on LinkedIn. A community is not something that happens on a blog or on Twitter. And a friend is more than someone whose online status you check.


Quote: Some would argue that you're as successful as the company you keep. Certainly there is a connection between our friends and who we are. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Some would argue that you're as successful as the company you keep. Certainly there is a connection between our friends and who we are.


Quote: Over 90% of people go home at the end of the day feeling unfulfilled by their work, and I won't stop working until that statistic is reversed -- until over 90% of people go home and can honestly say, 'I love what I do.' by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Over 90% of people go home at the end of the day feeling unfulfilled by their work, and I won't stop working until that statistic is reversed -- until over 90% of people go home and can honestly say, 'I love what I do.'


Quote: Anyone who achieves any kind of success, however you want to define it, sometimes can't let go of it. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Anyone who achieves any kind of success, however you want to define it, sometimes can't let go of it.


Quote: No matter how many or how few people you have reporting to you, you must remember that as you climb higher in the ranks, your words will be taken as commands even if you're just thinking out loud. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

No matter how many or how few people you have reporting to you, you must remember that as you climb higher in the ranks, your words will be taken as commands even if you're just thinking out loud.


Quote: Whether individuals or organisations, we follow those who lead not because we have to, but because we want to. We follow those who lead not for them, but for ourselves. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Whether individuals or organisations, we follow those who lead not because we have to, but because we want to. We follow those who lead not for them, but for ourselves.


Quote: If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.


Quote: Though we may have desires or bold goals, for whatever reason, most of us don't think we can achieve something beyond what we're qualified to achieve. Why, I ask, do we let reality interfere with our dreams? by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Though we may have desires or bold goals, for whatever reason, most of us don't think we can achieve something beyond what we're qualified to achieve. Why, I ask, do we let reality interfere with our dreams?


Quote: I couldn't understand why my productivity went down when I had deliberately made more time available to write. Then I realized it was because I wasn't flying as much. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

I couldn't understand why my productivity went down when I had deliberately made more time available to write. Then I realized it was because I wasn't flying as much.


Quote: I have been inspired by Martin Luther King and how he inspired a movement. I have learned that a cause must be organic; if it is to have an impact it must belong to those who join the movement and not those who lead it. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

I have been inspired by Martin Luther King and how he inspired a movement. I have learned that a cause must be organic; if it is to have an impact it must belong to those who join the movement and not those who lead it.


Quote: When you explain to people what you're trying to do, as opposed to just making demands or delegating tasks, you can build instant trust, even if it's just for that short time you're on the phone. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

When you explain to people what you're trying to do, as opposed to just making demands or delegating tasks, you can build instant trust, even if it's just for that short time you're on the phone.


Quote: In the 1980s America reacted to the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. We supported a war that left a nation torn to pieces. And as the last Soviet tank left the country, so did we. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

In the 1980s America reacted to the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. We supported a war that left a nation torn to pieces. And as the last Soviet tank left the country, so did we.


Quote: I try to find, celebrate and teach leaders how to build platforms that will inspire others. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

I try to find, celebrate and teach leaders how to build platforms that will inspire others.


Quote: Good listeners have a huge advantage. For one, when they engage in conversation, they make people 'feel' heard. They 'feel' that someone really understands their wants, needs and desires. And for good reason; a good listener does care to understand. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Good listeners have a huge advantage. For one, when they engage in conversation, they make people 'feel' heard. They 'feel' that someone really understands their wants, needs and desires. And for good reason; a good listener does care to understand.


Quote: During World War II, the pilot losses were staggering. In some bombing raids, as many as 80% of the planes that left did not return. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

During World War II, the pilot losses were staggering. In some bombing raids, as many as 80% of the planes that left did not return.


Quote: If you want to be a great leader, remember to treat all people with respect at all times. For one, because you never know when you'll need their help. And two, because it's a sign you respect people, which all great leaders do. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

If you want to be a great leader, remember to treat all people with respect at all times. For one, because you never know when you'll need their help. And two, because it's a sign you respect people, which all great leaders do.


Quote: Some people are born good-looking. Some have the gift of gab. And some are lucky enough to be born smarter than the rest of us. Whether we like it or not, Mother Nature does not dole these characteristics out evenly. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Some people are born good-looking. Some have the gift of gab. And some are lucky enough to be born smarter than the rest of us. Whether we like it or not, Mother Nature does not dole these characteristics out evenly.


Quote: To operate based on conviction and belief requires an acceptance that your actions could get you fired. This is different from pig-headed bravado, and it is different from putting the company at risk. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

To operate based on conviction and belief requires an acceptance that your actions could get you fired. This is different from pig-headed bravado, and it is different from putting the company at risk.


Quote: The trick to balance is to not make sacrificing important things become the norm. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The trick to balance is to not make sacrificing important things become the norm.


Quote: Humility, I have learned, must never be confused with meekness. Humility is being open to the ideas of others. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Humility, I have learned, must never be confused with meekness. Humility is being open to the ideas of others.


Quote: The Democrats' response throughout the healthcare debate? Give the people more statistics. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The Democrats' response throughout the healthcare debate? Give the people more statistics.


Quote: Every one of us has the capacity to lead. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Every one of us has the capacity to lead.


Quote: Republicans are completely befuddled by Obama's 'star power' and don't seem to have a clear or effective strategy to compete. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Republicans are completely befuddled by Obama's 'star power' and don't seem to have a clear or effective strategy to compete.


Quote: Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options.


Quote: We live in times of high stress. Messages that are simple, messages that are inspiring, messages that are life-affirming, are a welcome break from our real lives. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

We live in times of high stress. Messages that are simple, messages that are inspiring, messages that are life-affirming, are a welcome break from our real lives.


Quote: Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything -- for better or for worse. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything -- for better or for worse.


Quote: Actions speak louder than words. All companies say they care, right? But few actually exercise that care. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Actions speak louder than words. All companies say they care, right? But few actually exercise that care.


Quote: Bad leaders believe that they have to project control at all times. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Bad leaders believe that they have to project control at all times.


Quote: Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people. Poor leaders sacrifice the people to save the numbers. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people. Poor leaders sacrifice the people to save the numbers.


Quote: Nike doesn't want to make products for everyone -- they want to make products for champions. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Nike doesn't want to make products for everyone -- they want to make products for champions.


Quote: More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it's bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it's bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions.


Quote: There is no decision that we can make that doesn't come with some sort of balance or sacrifice. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

There is no decision that we can make that doesn't come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.




Quote: Pilots have their names painted just beneath the canopy of their aircraft. This gives the pilot a sense of ownership for his or her jet. What's more, like cars, each aircraft has its own personality, so it's important for a pilot to get to know and love his aircraft. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of Simon Sinek quote; white text on black background

Pilots have their names painted just beneath the canopy of their aircraft. This gives the pilot a sense of ownership for his or her jet. What's more, like cars, each aircraft has its own personality, so it's important for a pilot to get to know and love his aircraft.


Quote: If you have the opportunity to do amazing things in your life, I strongly encourage you to invite someone to join you. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

If you have the opportunity to do amazing things in your life, I strongly encourage you to invite someone to join you.


Quote: Sometimes spending time with someone who is perceived as 'successful' can make us feel less successful. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Sometimes spending time with someone who is perceived as 'successful' can make us feel less successful.


Quote: In the military, they give medals for people who are willing to sacrifice themselves so that others may survive. In business, we give bonuses to people who sacrifice others. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

In the military, they give medals for people who are willing to sacrifice themselves so that others may survive. In business, we give bonuses to people who sacrifice others.


Quote: I find, when you're an optimist, life has a funny way of looking after you. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

I find, when you're an optimist, life has a funny way of looking after you.


Quote: Leadership is absolutely about inspiring action, but it is also about guarding against mis-action. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Leadership is absolutely about inspiring action, but it is also about guarding against mis-action.


Quote: The single best machine to measure trust is a human being. We haven't figured out a metric that works better than our own sort of, like, 'There's something fishy about you.' by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The single best machine to measure trust is a human being. We haven't figured out a metric that works better than our own sort of, like, 'There's something fishy about you.'


Quote: Great leaders don't need to act tough. Their confidence and humility serve to underscore their toughness. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Great leaders don't need to act tough. Their confidence and humility serve to underscore their toughness.


Quote: A five minute call replaces the time it takes to read and reply to the original email and read and reply to their reply... or replies. And I no longer spend 20+ minutes crafting the perfect email -- no need to. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

A five minute call replaces the time it takes to read and reply to the original email and read and reply to their reply... or replies. And I no longer spend 20+ minutes crafting the perfect email -- no need to.


Quote: It's important to slow down, every now and then, for no other reason than to call someone to say 'Hi.' It doesn't have to be a long conversation. Just calling out of the blue does more to let someone know you still care about them than nearly anything else. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

It's important to slow down, every now and then, for no other reason than to call someone to say 'Hi.' It doesn't have to be a long conversation. Just calling out of the blue does more to let someone know you still care about them than nearly anything else.


Quote: Mergers are like marriages. They are the bringing together of two individuals. If you wouldn't marry someone for the 'operational efficiencies' they offer in the running of a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason? by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of Simon Sinek quote; white text on black background

Mergers are like marriages. They are the bringing together of two individuals. If you wouldn't marry someone for the 'operational efficiencies' they offer in the running of a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason?




Quote: Leadership is not about the next election, it's about the next generation. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Leadership is not about the next election, it's about the next generation.


Quote: Don't quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can't see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It's the one that makes the sweetest sound. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Don't quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can't see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It's the one that makes the sweetest sound.


Quote: A leader's job is not to do the work for others, it's to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

A leader's job is not to do the work for others, it's to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.




Quote: There is a difference between vulnerability and telling people everything about yourself. Vulnerability is a feeling. Telling everyone about yourself is just facts and details. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

There is a difference between vulnerability and telling people everything about yourself. Vulnerability is a feeling. Telling everyone about yourself is just facts and details.


Quote: People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it.


Quote: The big picture doesn't just come from distance; it also comes from time. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The big picture doesn't just come from distance; it also comes from time.


Quote: The most basic human desire is to feel like you belong. Fitting in is important. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The most basic human desire is to feel like you belong. Fitting in is important.


Quote: There's nothing efficient about innovation. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

There's nothing efficient about innovation.


Quote: If no one ever broke the rules, then we'd never advance. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

If no one ever broke the rules, then we'd never advance.


Quote: Anyone can sell product by dropping their prices, but it does not breed loyalty. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Anyone can sell product by dropping their prices, but it does not breed loyalty.


Quote: One of the best paradoxes of leadership is a leader's need to be both stubborn and open-minded. A leader must insist on sticking to the vision and stay on course to the destination. But he must be open-minded during the process. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

One of the best paradoxes of leadership is a leader's need to be both stubborn and open-minded. A leader must insist on sticking to the vision and stay on course to the destination. But he must be open-minded during the process.


Quote: Most years, if you were to ask me how much I make, the genuine answer is that I have no clue. I usually find out the answer to that question once a year, at tax time, when my accountant tells me. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Most years, if you were to ask me how much I make, the genuine answer is that I have no clue. I usually find out the answer to that question once a year, at tax time, when my accountant tells me.


Quote: Offer someone the opportunity to rebuild a company or reinvent an industry as the primary incentive, and it will attract those drawn to the challenge first and the money second. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Offer someone the opportunity to rebuild a company or reinvent an industry as the primary incentive, and it will attract those drawn to the challenge first and the money second.


Quote: No matter when or where, always bring your 'A' game, because you never know when it will open doors for you. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

No matter when or where, always bring your 'A' game, because you never know when it will open doors for you.






Quote: Like a good parent can't also be his child's best friend, a leader with authority requires some separation from subordinates. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Like a good parent can't also be his child's best friend, a leader with authority requires some separation from subordinates.


Quote: I know there's a difference between being successful and feeling successful. And if you ask me if I feel successful, the honest answer is 'not yet.' by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

I know there's a difference between being successful and feeling successful. And if you ask me if I feel successful, the honest answer is 'not yet.'


Quote: Leaders who fail are the ones who do it by themselves. Leaders who succeed are the ones who allow others to help them. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Leaders who fail are the ones who do it by themselves. Leaders who succeed are the ones who allow others to help them.


Quote: All the great organizations in the world, all have a sense of why that organization does what it does. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

All the great organizations in the world, all have a sense of why that organization does what it does.


Quote: Directions are instructions given to explain how. Direction is a vision offered to explain why. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Directions are instructions given to explain how. Direction is a vision offered to explain why.


Quote: The quality of a leader cannot be judged by the answers he gives, but by the questions he asks. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The quality of a leader cannot be judged by the answers he gives, but by the questions he asks.


Quote: We can't all be good at everything. This is partly the logic behind having a team in the first place, so each role can be filled with the person best suited for that role and together, every job and every strength is covered. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

We can't all be good at everything. This is partly the logic behind having a team in the first place, so each role can be filled with the person best suited for that role and together, every job and every strength is covered.


Quote: The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past.


Quote: Trust is built on telling the truth, not telling people what they want to hear. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Trust is built on telling the truth, not telling people what they want to hear.


Quote: To be authentic is to be at peace with your imperfections. by author Simon Sinek overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

To be authentic is to be at peace with your imperfections.


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