Some of the Rowben Consulting Leadership team had the opportunity to attend the Simon Sinek Leadership Seminar #startwithwhy2017. A great opportunity to listen to an inspiring speaker.
If you don’t know who Simon Sinek is we highly recommend you listen to his 2009 Ted Talk. His latest book ‘Together is Better’ provides a wonderful look at leadership and team work.
Some of our favourite quotes from the book.
‘Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge’.
‘That idea is so fantastic. Stop talking about it and do it’.
‘What good is having a belly if there’s no fire in it? Wake up, drink your passion, light a match and get to work!’.
‘When we say out loud what we don’t know, it increases the likelihood that someone who does know will offer help’.
‘Don’t complain, contribute.’
‘Bad teams work in the same place. Good teams work together’.
‘You can’t do it alone. So don’t pretend you can’.
‘Together is better.’
‘A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.’
‘A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him become stars.’
‘A leader must be inspired by the people before a leader can inspire the people.’