Simon Sinek speaks on how to be fulfilled by your job and how companies can better support and inspire the people who work for them.
Our speaker at the April 2012 CreativeMornings/NewYork was Simon Sinek.
About the speaker
Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.
Sinek is the author of the global best seller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t. Simon’s next two books are Together is Better, coming out September 2016, and Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team, coming out early 2017.
Simon is also best known for popularizing the concept of Why in his first Ted Talk in 2009. It has since risen to the third most watched talk of all time on TED.com, gathering 27+million views and is subtitled in 43 languages.
Sinek’s unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have earned him invitations to meet with an array of leaders and organizations, all branches of the military, government agencies and entrepreneurs.
Sinek is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation and he actively supports the not-for-profit organization, charity: water. He serves on the board of the Tami Stronach Dance Company and lives in New York.
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You have to have confidence in yourself and your own ability, before you're willing to help another. — Simon Sinek
Don't give someone a cup of coffee if you need a favor back, just ask them for the favor. It builds trust. — Simon Sinek
The feeling of fulfillment comes from doing something for another. The feeling from fulfillment comes from the exertion of time and energy for someone else. — Simon Sinek
It's the deal we have to make. It's called vulnerability and risk. We have to take the risk to make ourselves vulnerable. Yes, you might do something for someone else and they may not do something back for you. That's the risk you run. — Simon Sinek
We would put ourselves at great risk for our companies if we knew that our companies would put themselves at great risk for us. — Simon Sinek