Simon Sinek quotes

19 06 2013

7169e8_b9cdfc9f278315b9ee3b8aa47dcdb996“If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.” 

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe”

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

“A star wants to see himself rise to the top.  A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.”

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

“Very few people or companies can clearly articulate WHY they do WHAT they do. By WHY I mean your purpose, cause or belief – WHY does your company exist? WHY do you get out of bed every morning? And WHY should anyone care?”

“People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it.”

“We are drawn to leaders and organizations that are good at communicating what they believe. Their ability to make us feel like we belong, to make us feel special, safe and not alone is part of what gives them the ability to inspire us.”

“For values or guiding principles to be truly effective they have to be verbs. It’s not “integrity,” it’s “always do the right thing.” It’s not “innovation,” it’s “look at the problem from a different angle.” Articulating our values as verbs gives us a clear idea – we have a clear idea of how to act in any situation.”

“Happy employees ensure happy customers. And happy customers ensure happy shareholders—in that order.”

“Leading is not the same as being the leader. Being the leader means you hold the highest rank, either by earning it, good fortune or navigating internal politics. Leading, however, means that others willingly follow you—not because they have to, not because they are paid to, but because they want to.”

“You don’t hire for skills, you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills.”
“Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them. People are either motivated or they are not. Unless you give motivated people something to believe in, something bigger than their job to work toward, they will motivate themselves to find a new job and you’ll be stuck with whoever’s left.”

“Trust is maintained when values and beliefs are actively managed. If companies do not actively work to keep clarity, discipline and consistency in balance, then trust starts to break down.”

“All organizations start with WHY, but only the great ones keep their WHY clear year after year.”

“Be a Warrior of Enthusiasm and spread the inspiration. Use these quotes as an easy way to brighten someone’s day by sharing your favorite. Add one to your email signature. Post one somewhere in your office. The point is… take action, lead, inspire.”

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.”

“Those who lead inspire us… Whether they are individuals or organizations, we follow those who lead not because we have to but because we want to.”

“What you do simply proves what you believe.”

“If you don’t understand people, you don’t understand business.”

“How can you help the human race progress?”

“Organizations should say and do the things they ACTUALLY believe.”

“When we are in groups, when we are surrounded by people who believe what we believe, trust emerges and our very survival and progress goes up.”

“Make it about them not about you.”

“100% of customers are people. 100% of employees are people. If you don’t understand people, you don’t understand business.”

“Our survival depends on our ability to form trusting relationships.”

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

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

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

“When leaders care less about their people, their people will be careless.”

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

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

“Poor leaders push us towards the goal. Great leaders guide us through the journey.”simon_sinek_1_web

“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.”

“The more you inspire, the more people will inspire you.”

“No one knows everything. But together, we know a whole lot.”


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