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Simon Sinek

Why Versus What

Amanda Slavin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

‎A very wise friend named Sean Stephenson always says: "You can only control two things in life, your reactions and your interpretations." I didn't ...

Helping Brands Speak to That Secret Space Between Our Thoughts

Tom Troja | Posted 02.08.2014 | TED Weekends
Tom Troja

Simon Sinek's TEDTalk: "How Great Leaders Inspire Action" has over 13 million views. His focus is on answering the critical question for brands, society and people... The "WHY".

The Secret To Getting Anyone To Do Anything For You Is ...

Dayna Steele | Posted 02.07.2014 | TED Weekends
Dayna Steele

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe way you get people to do what you want, the way you get people to buy your product or use your service, the way you get people to follow your lead - it is all the same. You let these people know what is in it for them.

Why Apple Fans Will (Almost) Always Defend Them

Americus Reed II | Posted 02.07.2014 | TED Weekends
Americus Reed II

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgPerhaps that's why I am so drawn to brands who communicate to me in those terms. Indeed I'm fiercely loyal to these brands. Why? These brands are part of my identity because their why is my who.

Great Leaders Inspire, But What Inspires Leaders

Steven Kotler | Posted 12.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Steven Kotler

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf we can learn to harness flow in our own lives, then it's not just superman. It's the rise of everyone.

The Leadership Philosophy Of 3 P's: Passion, Purpose, People

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 12.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Ekaterina Walter

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgNo matter how you look at it, no matter which field you are in, no matter how brilliant your ideas are, success is a team sport.

Women Have Always Led From 'Why' But Not Always Rewarded For It

Gloria Feldt | Posted 12.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Gloria Feldt

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgSince women have known and done this all along, their winning strategy is not to try to be more like men, but to be authentically themselves. They just need to do a better job of telling the world what they are doing and, well, why.

Want To Inspire People? Turn Your Spark Into A Flame

Thomas Barta | Posted 12.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Thomas Barta

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgDo you need the grand ideas of a Henry Ford, a Steve Jobs or a Mahatma Gandhi to inspire people? Not necessarily.

Why? How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 02.05.2014 | TED Weekends
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe are too often programmed to start with "the what and the how" -- the service or product and the way it does its thing -- and omit the greater value of it all.

WATCH: What All Great Leaders Have In Common

TEDTalks | Posted 02.05.2014 | TED Weekends

simon sinekIn one of the most popular TEDTalks of all time, Simon Sinek vividly illustrates the communication style that history's most influential people and organizations share.

9 Differences Between Selfish and Selfless Leaders

Charlie Kim | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Charlie Kim

Identifying the problem is 50 percent of the solution. Building a deep understanding of how things fail, helps us learn and grow from our mistakes.

Why Do You Do What You Do?

John Murphy | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
John Murphy

We all get so busy caught up in what we do every day, that we don't give the time to really reflect on why we do it!

How to Lead Like Martin Luther King

Matt Tenney | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Matt Tenney

It's pretty easy to do the right thing when the conditions are right. It's not so easy when conditions are very challenging and doing the right thing could result in serious, negative consequences in the short term for us or for our organization.

Kindness Is the New Cool

Amanda Slavin | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

When you act from a place of kindness, you act from a place of confidence and I believe when you stand up for what you believe in, when you act from a place of love and kindness, those teachers, those mean girls, those negative role models will just fall to the wayside.

Sarah Kay: Redefining Success

Sarah Kay | Posted 08.04.2013 | Women
Sarah Kay

When I was nearing the end of my college experience, a lot of my friends had a clear idea of their definition of success. It was getting through medical school and becoming a doctor. It was winning a Tony for a Broadway musical. I didn't have a clue as to what my definition of success was.

Passion, Purpose and Clarity Unpacked

Peter Walters | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Peter Walters

When considering a career path, I'm sure you've been told to"follow your passion," right? If you're doing something that inspires and motivates you more than anything else, it's probably a good road to be on. But this question likely has left you wondering: what is my passion...?

Futureproof Brand Secret? Uncomfortable Questions

Marc Stoiber | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Today, consumers want brands that fulfill deeper emotional needs. Brands that are willing to be transparent and humble. Brands with sincere commitments to the environment, social equity and responsible governance. This is a far cry from consumer needs just a decade ago.

The Gravity Of Success

Christopher Meeks | Posted 01.21.2012 | Home
Christopher Meeks

Last month, I started poetry in my Introduction to Literature class. Poetry always begins with around twenty faces out of twenty-five masked with dread, wariness or doubt. "I don't like poetry," a few might say. I hold my ground and reply, "That's like exclaiming you don't like oxygen."

Is Inspiration a Success Metric?

Michele Colucci | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business
Michele Colucci

In economies like these, we have to work smarter. Necessity, being the true mother of invention, drives a lot of true innovation. But is that enough?