Simon Sinek quotes

By | 03.11.2021
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Average leaders give people something to work on. Great leaders give people something to work for. Simon Sinek

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

Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.

A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other. Simon Sinek

Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Simon Sinek

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

More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it’s bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions.

Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion. Simon Sinek

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. Simon Sinek

Bad leaders believe that they have to project control at all times. Simon Sinek

The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when. Simon Sinek

Words may inspire but only action creates change. Simon Sinek

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. Simon Sinek

It doesn’t matter when we start. It doesn’t matter where we start. All that matters is that we start. Simon Sinek

Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and, most importantly, a way of communicating. Simon Sinek

Champions are not the ones who always win races – champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. ‘Champion’ is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than they compete to best others. Champions are not just athletes. Simon Sinek

Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them. Simon Sinek

No matter when or where, always bring your ‘A’ game, because you never know when it will open doors for you. Simon Sinek

A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience. Simon Sinek

Progress is more important than perfection. Simon Sinek

Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion. Simon Sinek

Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it. Simon Sinek

Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people. Poor leaders sacrifice the people to save the numbers. Simon Sinek

Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start. Simon Sinek

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.

The cost of leadership is self-interest. Simon Sinek

Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound. Simon Sinek

Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge. Simon Sinek

The true price of leadership is the willingness to place the needs of others above your own. Great leaders truly care about those they are privileged to lead and understand that the true cost of the leadership privilege comes at the expense of self-interest. Simon Sinek

A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible. Simon Sinek

If no one ever broke the rules, then we’d never advance. Simon Sinek

There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice. Simon Sinek

Be the leader you wish you had. Simon Sinek

You don’t hire for skills, you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills. Simon Sinek

The role of a leader is not to come up with all the great ideas. The role of a leader is to create an environment in which great ideas can happen. Simon Sinek

There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak. Simon Sinek

A small team, committed to a cause bigger than themselves, can achieve absolutely anything. Simon Sinek

When you are an optimist, life has a funny way of looking after you. Simon Sinek

There is a difference between giving directions and giving direction. Simon Sinek

The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe. Simon Sinek

Leadership is a choice. It is not a rank. Simon Sinek

As the Zen Buddhist saying goes, how you do anything is how you do everything. Simon Sinek

100% of customers are people. 100% of employees are people. If you don’t understand people you don’t understand business. Simon Sinek quotes

The quality of a leader cannot be judged by the answers he gives, but by the questions he asks. Simon Sinek

When I was in college, my school newspaper accepted an ad from a Holocaust revisionist organization. This would have been offensive on most college campuses across the country, but I went to a school with a very large Jewish population, so the ad, as you might expect, stirred absolute outrage. Simon Sinek

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

When you compete against everyone else, no one wants to help you. But when you compete against yourself, everyone wants to help you. Simon Sinek

The only way to ‘find out if it will work out’ is to do it. Simon Sinek

We can’t all be good at everything. This is partly the logic behind having a team in the first place, so each role can be filled with the person best suited for that role and together, every job and every strength is covered. 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. Simon Sinek

Some in management positions operate as if they are in a tree of monkeys. They make sure that everyone at the top of the tree looking down sees only smiles. But all too often, those at the bottom looking up see only asses. Simon Sinek

If you want to feel happy, do something for yourself. If you want to feel fulfilled, do something for someone else. Simon Sinek

If you have the opportunity to do amazing things in your life, I strongly encourage you to invite someone to join you. Simon Sinek

Customers will never love a company until its employees love it first. Simon Sinek

Working hard for something we do not care about is called stress, working hard for something we love is called passion. Simon Sinek

Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything – for better or for worse. Simon Sinek

Don’t give to get. Give to inspire others to give. Simon Sinek

A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top. Simon Sinek

If you have a gift, it is called a gift for a reason: you have to give it away. Simon Sinek

The goal is not to be perfect by the end, the goal is to be better today. Simon Sinek

Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options. Simon Sinek

Returning from work feeling inspired, safe, fulfilled and grateful is a natural human right to which we are all entitled and not a modern luxury that only a few lucky ones are able to find. Simon Sinek

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

If you want to be a great leader, remember to treat all people with respect at all times. For one, because you never know when you’ll need their help. And two, because it’s a sign you respect people, which all great leaders do. Simon Sinek

Don’t show up to prove. Show up to improve. Simon Sinek

There are two kinds of experts: academic experts and practical experts. One is not better than the other, but they are very different, and each offers a very different value. Simon Sinek

A boss has the title. A leader has the people. Simon Sinek

Mergers are like marriages. They are the bringing together of two individuals. If you wouldn’t marry someone for the ‘operational efficiencies’ they offer in the running of a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason? Simon Sinek

When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders. Simon Sinek

And when a leader embraces their responsibility to care for people instead of caring for numbers, then people will follow, solve problems and see to it that that leader’s vision comes to life the right way, a stable way and not the expedient way. Simon Sinek

We are not victims of our situation. We are the architects of it. Simon Sinek

A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible. Simon Sinek

You are authentic when everything you say and everything you do you ACTUALLY believe. Simon Sinek

Charisma has nothing to do with energy; it comes from a clarity of WHY. It comes from absolute conviction in an ideal bigger than oneself. Energy, in contrast, comes from a good night’s sleep or lots of caffeine. Energy can excite. But only charisma can inspire. Charisma commands loyalty. Energy does not. Simon Sinek

Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet. Simon Sinek

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, sweat, and tears. Simon Sinek

Vision is a destination – a fixed point to which we focus all effort. Strategy is a route – an adaptable path to get us where we want to go. Simon Sinek

Henry Ford summed it up best. “If I had asked people what they wanted,” he said, “they would have said a faster horse. Simon Sinek

Innovators are the ones whose dreams are clearer than the reality that tells them they’re crazy. Simon Sinek

In the military, they give medals for people who are willing to sacrifice themselves so that others may survive. In business, we give bonuses to people who sacrifice others. Simon Sinek

Fight against something and you focus on the thing you hate. Fight for something and you focus on the thing you love. Simon Sinek

Let us all be the leaders we wish we had. Simon Sinek

If you want to achieve anything in this world, you have to get used to the idea that not everyone will like you. Simon Sinek

The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past. Simon Sinek

Greatness starts with a clear vision of the future. Simon Sinek

It is not the genius at the top giving directions that makes people great. It is great people that make the guy at the top look like a genius. Simon Sinek

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

Leadership is not a license to do less. Leadership is a responsibility to do more. Simon Sinek

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. Simon Sinek

To succeed takes more than the desire to win. It also takes the acceptance that we could fail. Simon Sinek

One of the best paradoxes of leadership is a leader’s need to be both stubborn and open-minded. A leader must insist on sticking to the vision and stay on course to the destination. But he must be open-minded during the process. 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. Simon Sinek

When we try to please everyone, we end up pleasing no one… least of all ourselves. Simon Sinek

The big picture doesn’t just come from distance; it also comes from time. Simon Sinek

The hardest part is starting. Once you get that out of the way, you’ll find the rest of the journey much easier. Simon Sinek

Value is not determined by those who set the price. Value is determined by those who choose to pay it. Simon Sinek

Nike doesn’t want to make products for everyone – they want to make products for champions. Simon Sinek

Hearing is listening to what is said. Listening is hearing what isn’t said. Simon Sinek

If our leaders are to enjoy the trappings of their position in the hierarchy, then we expect them to offer us protection. The problem is, for many of the overpaid leaders, we know that they took the money and perks and didn’t offer protection to their people. In some cases, they even sacrificed their people to protect or boost their own interests. This is what so viscerally offends us. We only accuse them of greed and excess when we feel they have violated the very definition of what it means to be a leader. Simon Sinek

Putting yourself first is not selfish. Quite the opposite. You must put your happiness and health first before you can be of help to anyone else. Simon Sinek

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

A leader must be inspired by the people before a leader can inspire the people. Simon Sinek

The responsibility of leadership is not to come up with all the ideas. The responsibility of leadership is to create an environment in which great ideas can thrive. Simon Sinek

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