In this episode, Jared Easley together with Ryan Avery (@averytoday), interviews Simon Sinek. Simon is an optimist who believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. He is the author of the best selling Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t.
Simon is famous for bringing up the concept of Why and for the TED talk that he gave about the subject. His speech is the second most viewed video in TED.com. Simon continues to influence people around the world by leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. His biggest goal is to see a world with people going home everyday fulfilled.
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT:
Leadership examples, traits, and principle
Putting down your cellphone and changing the world!
One trait all successful leaders must have – courage
It’s not about charisma; it’s not about having a wonderful personality. Being a leader is all about taking the risk before everyone else does.
A leader is someone who take responsibility and not necessarily someone who is in authority
Cellphone addiction and social media addiction
Everything is instantaneous to us nowadays – we get what we want in an instant
Leadership and fulfillment are like exercise – you don’t see daily results
Don’t look at the short-term results
To really be able to make a difference, you have to be able to devote your energy and yourself to one thing, not a lot of things
Like any addiction, you can’t get rid of it overnight
Cellphones are good, but if you’re having dinner, put it away
Great ideas and innovation come from paying attention and looking at the world around us
Allow ourselves to be curious and allow our minds to wander
Advice to young speakers and writer – don’t strive to be one, but be interested in sharing an IDEA
Be interested in GIVING and not focusing on yourself
Simon shares about his books Leaders Eat Last and Start With Why
Leadership is like parenting, putting all the needs and wants of your children before you
Leadership is a practice you have to do everyday
Everyone of us have the opportunity to be the leader we wish we had
**Episode was originally posted on 03/05/14**