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Simon Sinek

Leaders Eat Last and Other Rules for Innovators

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

I admire great leaders, those who know their job isn't to bask in the spotlight, but to relentlessly drive growth and move their organizations forward.

Money and Happiness

Anita Casalina | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

We've all heard that money can't buy happiness. It may interest you to know that Michael Norton of the Harvard Business School says, "If you think money can't buy happiness, you're not spending it right." His study found that what generates happiness is spending it on others.

4 Things They Don't Teach You in MBA Programs (Though They Really Should)

Simon Tam | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

Having spent six years in two different colleges (for both my Bachelor's as well as Master's), I have a clear idea of what business schools aim to do. However, I also found that there are several things that they don't teach even though they really should.

From Start With Why to Leaders Eat Last: An Interview With Simon Sinek

Matt Tenney | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

By simply making the effort to help the people on our team more often, and show them that we truly care about them, we can start the process of creating an entire team or organization of people who trust each other.

Branding Yourself for 2014

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Tom J. Hidvegi

Personal branding became such a buzzword that it's rather lame to use it. Regardless of the overused term and its negative connotation, there is no way to avoid it in 2014. Everyone's value is earned rather than built.

How Fear Gets In The Way Of Leadership

Brian Reich | Posted 03.04.2014 | TED Weekends
Brian Reich

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgSure, there is no shortage of people who hold positions of power and authority, or who are put on a pedestal and proclaimed a leader - by the media, their supporters, or often themselves. But they aren't leaders. Actual leadership is in short supply.

My Why?? Yiddish!

Ido Leffler | Posted 02.16.2014 | TED Weekends
Ido Leffler

I am constantly in search of the next thing that I can do to provide my family and colleagues with another accomplishment that they can be proud of.

Patience And Empowerment: Figuring Out My Own "Why"

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 02.11.2014 | TED Weekends
Gary Vaynerchuk

If your "why" is big enough, it's going to be a "why" that requires patience.

Redefining Success: Getting to How and Why

Scott Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Scott Steinberg

Contrary to popular belief, busy is not good in and of itself. Busy is only good from both professional and personal standpoints if you're working productively to achieve a meaningful goal, and one which justifies the time, effort and energy put towards this task.

A True Leader Is Not The Same As A Brand

Sara DeWitt | Posted 02.10.2014 | TED Weekends
Sara DeWitt

Some business leaders inspire our work. But some unique individuals inspire our vocation.

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
TEDTalks

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.