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quote by Simon Sinek: Any great and inspiring leader or organization that ever existed set out to do something completely unrealistic. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Any great and inspiring leader or organization that ever existed set out to do something completely unrealistic.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: The leaders who get the most out of their people are the leaders who care most about their people. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The leaders who get the most out of their people are the leaders who care most about their people.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Great leaders and great organizations are good at seeing what most of us can't see. They are good at giving us things we would never think of asking for. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Great leaders and great organizations are good at seeing what most of us can't see. They are good at giving us things we would never think of asking for.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: If you're interested in a book that will steadily grow and sell for a very long time, I promise you I will give you that. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

If you're interested in a book that will steadily grow and sell for a very long time, I promise you I will give you that.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Dr. King gave the I have a dream speech, not the I have a plan speech. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Dr. King gave the I have a dream speech, not the I have a plan speech.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Don't give to get. Give to inspire others to give. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Don't give to get. Give to inspire others to give.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Focus on long term success but be willing to make short term adjustments to get there. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Focus on long term success but be willing to make short term adjustments to get there.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Our struggles are the short term lessons we learn to achieve long term success. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Our struggles are the short term lessons we learn to achieve long term success.

--Simon Sinek

quote by Simon Sinek: We can make up for lost money, but we can't make up for lost time. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

We can make up for lost money, but we can't make up for lost time.

--Simon Sinek

quote by Simon Sinek: We must all try to empathize before we criticize. Ask someone what's wrong before telling them they are wrong. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

We must all try to empathize before we criticize. Ask someone what's wrong before telling them they are wrong.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Our ability to trust is not based on our industry. This is human being stuff. Sometimes all we need to do is translate the concepts to fit the cultures in which we work. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Our ability to trust is not based on our industry. This is human being stuff. Sometimes all we need to do is translate the concepts to fit the cultures in which we work.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Stand for people. Not a product or service or metric or number. If we stand for real, living, breathing people, we will change the world. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Stand for people. Not a product or service or metric or number. If we stand for real, living, breathing people, we will change the world.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment.

--Simon Sinek

quote by Simon Sinek: What I'm doing is obeying the law of diffusion of innovations. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

What I'm doing is obeying the law of diffusion of innovations.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Sometimes we give too much too soon. Sometimes we hold back for too long. This is our beautiful dance. Our imperfect dance. This is the dance that makes us human. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Sometimes we give too much too soon. Sometimes we hold back for too long. This is our beautiful dance. Our imperfect dance. This is the dance that makes us human.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: We have no choice, we must all die. How we live, however, is entirely of our choosing. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

We have no choice, we must all die. How we live, however, is entirely of our choosing.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: If you care, do something. If you don't care, please stay out of the way of those who do. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

If you care, do something. If you don't care, please stay out of the way of those who do.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: And like all infinite games, in the game of life, the goal is not to win, it is to perpetuate the game. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

And like all infinite games, in the game of life, the goal is not to win, it is to perpetuate the game.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: In an organization, it is the leader's responsibility to take the first risk, to build a Circle of Safety. But then it is up to the employee to take a chance and step into the Circle of Safety. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

In an organization, it is the leader's responsibility to take the first risk, to build a Circle of Safety. But then it is up to the employee to take a chance and step into the Circle of Safety.

--Simon Sinek

quote by Simon Sinek: In any game, there are always two currencies required to play -- will and resources. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

In any game, there are always two currencies required to play -- will and resources.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: The best way to drive performance in an organization is to create an environment in which information can flow freely, mistakes can be highlighted and help can be offered and received. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The best way to drive performance in an organization is to create an environment in which information can flow freely, mistakes can be highlighted and help can be offered and received.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: I don't hire any companies or ask any of my friends to write reviews for me on Amazon when I have a book come out so they can drive up my ratings on Amazon. I don't have a publicist. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

I don't hire any companies or ask any of my friends to write reviews for me on Amazon when I have a book come out so they can drive up my ratings on Amazon. I don't have a publicist.

--Simon Sinek

quote by Simon Sinek: Remaining calm in times of desperation makes way for opportunity. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Remaining calm in times of desperation makes way for opportunity.

--Simon Sinek

quote by Simon Sinek: The responsibility of leadership is not taken, it is given. Only when others choose to follow us can we truly lead. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The responsibility of leadership is not taken, it is given. Only when others choose to follow us can we truly lead.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: We become leaders when we accept the responsibility to protect those in our care. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

We become leaders when we accept the responsibility to protect those in our care.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Curiosity is essential for progress. Only when we look to worlds beyond our own can we really know if there's room for improvement. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Curiosity is essential for progress. Only when we look to worlds beyond our own can we really know if there's room for improvement.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Self confidence is the ability to exercise restraint in the face of disrespect and still show respect in response. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Self confidence is the ability to exercise restraint in the face of disrespect and still show respect in response.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Money is a short-term result that incentivizes short-term decision making. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Money is a short-term result that incentivizes short-term decision making.

--Simon Sinek

quote by Simon Sinek: When a player has a slump, we do not trade them, we coach them. It is the same with our employees. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

When a player has a slump, we do not trade them, we coach them. It is the same with our employees.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: So much of starting a business or affecting change is the confidence and courage to simply try. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

So much of starting a business or affecting change is the confidence and courage to simply try.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Unhealthy cultures create addiction. Healthy cultures create social bonds. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Unhealthy cultures create addiction. Healthy cultures create social bonds.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Stress and anxiety at work have less to do with the work we do and more to do with weak management and leadership. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Stress and anxiety at work have less to do with the work we do and more to do with weak management and leadership.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: If you hire people just because they can do a job, they'll work for your money, but if they believe what you believe, they'll work for you with blood and sweat and tears. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

If you hire people just because they can do a job, they'll work for your money, but if they believe what you believe, they'll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: What's important to me is that I put messages out, whether it's a TED talk, whether it's a book. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

What's important to me is that I put messages out, whether it's a TED talk, whether it's a book.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Only you can take responsibility for your happiness..but you can't do it alone. It's the great paradox of being human. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Only you can take responsibility for your happiness..but you can't do it alone. It's the great paradox of being human.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Systems and processes are essential to keep the crusade going, but they should not replace the crusade. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Systems and processes are essential to keep the crusade going, but they should not replace the crusade.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Work requires effort. Things we love to do feel effortless. Only do the things you love and you'll never have to work again. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Work requires effort. Things we love to do feel effortless. Only do the things you love and you'll never have to work again.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: A true friend is someone with whom protocol is no longer necessary. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

A true friend is someone with whom protocol is no longer necessary.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Good leadership is always human. It takes time and energy. It is hard work. Which is why good leadership is so special when we find it. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Good leadership is always human. It takes time and energy. It is hard work. Which is why good leadership is so special when we find it.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Time and energy. Those are the most valuable sacrifices leaders can make. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Time and energy. Those are the most valuable sacrifices leaders can make.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: True #leadership isn't the bastion of a few who sit at the top ... We all need to step up, take the risk and put our interests second-not always-but when it counts. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

True #leadership isn't the bastion of a few who sit at the top ... We all need to step up, take the risk and put our interests second-not always-but when it counts.

--Simon Sinek

quote by Simon Sinek: Inspire people to do the things that inspire them and, together, we can change our world. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Inspire people to do the things that inspire them and, together, we can change our world.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Quality effective leaders have the confidence to trust others to try, succeed, and sometimes to fail. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Quality effective leaders have the confidence to trust others to try, succeed, and sometimes to fail.

--Simon Sinek

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Quality effective leaders have the confidence to trust others to try, succeed, and sometimes to fail. We very often confuse personality with leadership. In other words, leadership is not about being a nice person or not a nice person.


quote by Simon Sinek: It is better to disappoint people with the truth than to appease them with a lie. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

It is better to disappoint people with the truth than to appease them with a lie.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: We can teach only if we are willing to learn. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

We can teach only if we are willing to learn.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: A leader should not take credit when things go right if they are not willing to accept responsibility when things go wrong. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

A leader should not take credit when things go right if they are not willing to accept responsibility when things go wrong.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: We don't learn much when everything goes right. We learn the most when things go wrong. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

We don't learn much when everything goes right. We learn the most when things go wrong.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Leaders volunteer to go first into danger. Their willingness to sacrifice for us is the reason we're inspired to follow. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Leaders volunteer to go first into danger. Their willingness to sacrifice for us is the reason we're inspired to follow.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Success comes when we wake up every day in that never-ending pursuit of why we do what we do. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Success comes when we wake up every day in that never-ending pursuit of why we do what we do.

--Simon Sinek

quote by Simon Sinek: The goal is not simply to 'work hard, play hard.' The goal is to make our work and our play indistinguishab le. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The goal is not simply to 'work hard, play hard.' The goal is to make our work and our play indistinguishab le.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: You have to be careful what you think you know. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

You have to be careful what you think you know.

--Simon Sinek


quote by Simon Sinek: If you look at the average age of a company on the Dow Jones index, it's something like 35 years or younger. In other words... success is no indication of longevity. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

If you look at the average age of a company on the Dow Jones index, it's something like 35 years or younger. In other words... success is no indication of longevity.

--Simon Sinek

quote by Simon Sinek: If we were good at everything we would have no need for each other. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

If we were good at everything we would have no need for each other.

--Simon Sinek


quote by Simon Sinek: Leadership is not about being a nice person or not a nice person. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Leadership is not about being a nice person or not a nice person.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Pure pragmatism can't imagine a bold future. Pure idealism can't get anything done. It is the delicate blend of both that drives innovation. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Pure pragmatism can't imagine a bold future. Pure idealism can't get anything done. It is the delicate blend of both that drives innovation.

--Simon Sinek

quote by Simon Sinek: A company and leaders of the company have the responsibility of the precious lives of all the human beings that work there. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

A company and leaders of the company have the responsibility of the precious lives of all the human beings that work there.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: We can rationalize anything and easily quit on ourselves. Leadership is refusing to quit on others. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

We can rationalize anything and easily quit on ourselves. Leadership is refusing to quit on others.

--Simon Sinek


quote by Simon Sinek: Always plan for the fact that no plan ever goes according to plan. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Always plan for the fact that no plan ever goes according to plan.

--Simon Sinek


quote by Simon Sinek: Simple ideas are easier to understand. Ideas that are easier to understand are repeated. Ideas that are repeated change the world. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Simple ideas are easier to understand. Ideas that are easier to understand are repeated. Ideas that are repeated change the world.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Too many people write books because they want to be a New York Times best-seller. They want the glory and the fame. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Too many people write books because they want to be a New York Times best-seller. They want the glory and the fame.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: What we do for others has a direct impact on how we feel about ourselves. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

What we do for others has a direct impact on how we feel about ourselves.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: A sour corporate culture can actually make an entire society unhappy. This means that a strong corporate culture can have a positive impact on a society. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

A sour corporate culture can actually make an entire society unhappy. This means that a strong corporate culture can have a positive impact on a society.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: I'm building on purpose. I'm building that tipping point. I'm building that law of diffusion of innovation. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

I'm building on purpose. I'm building that tipping point. I'm building that law of diffusion of innovation.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Following takes why. Transactions take what. It has to be real. It has to be the same for writing a book. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Following takes why. Transactions take what. It has to be real. It has to be the same for writing a book.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Safe is good for sidewalks and swimming pools, but life requires risk if we are to get anywhere. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Safe is good for sidewalks and swimming pools, but life requires risk if we are to get anywhere.

--Simon Sinek




quote by Simon Sinek: When you can wake up in the morning and feel successful whether some end goal is realized or not...THAT is true success. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

When you can wake up in the morning and feel successful whether some end goal is realized or not...THAT is true success.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: The true value of networking doesn't come from how many people we can meet but rather how many people we can introduce to others. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The true value of networking doesn't come from how many people we can meet but rather how many people we can introduce to others.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: The true value of a leader is not measured by the work they do. A leader's true value is measured by the work they inspire others to do. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The true value of a leader is not measured by the work they do. A leader's true value is measured by the work they inspire others to do.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: If you sell what you do, you're a vendor. If you sell why you do it, you're a brand. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

If you sell what you do, you're a vendor. If you sell why you do it, you're a brand.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: The ability for a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people can pull together as a team. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

The ability for a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people can pull together as a team.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: A poor leader will tell you how many people work for them. A great leader will tell you how many people they work for. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

A poor leader will tell you how many people work for them. A great leader will tell you how many people they work for.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: It's better to go slowly in the right direction than go speeding off in the wrong direction. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

It's better to go slowly in the right direction than go speeding off in the wrong direction.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Work hard to seem infallible and others will work to find our flaws. Admit our shortcomings and others will work to help us be infallible. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

Work hard to seem infallible and others will work to find our flaws. Admit our shortcomings and others will work to help us be infallible.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: The primary ingredient for progress is optimism. The unwavering belief that something can be better drives the human race forward. with background image: 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.

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Selfish is easy. It's sharing that takes courage. with background image: photo of author Simon Sinek with quote

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

--Simon Sinek
quote by Simon Sinek: Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion. with background image: 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.

--Simon Sinek

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