Start with why?

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over?

People like Martin Luther King jrr., Steve jobs and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why.  Their natural ability to start with why enabled them to inspire those around them and to acheive remarkable things.

In studying the leaders, who’ve had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act and communicate in the exact same way – and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else does.  Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led , and the people can be inspired.  And it all starts with WHY.

Any Organization can explain what it does; some can explain how they do it; but very few can clearly articulate why.  Why is not money or profit – those are always results. Why does your organization exist: Why does it do the things it does? Why do customers really buy from one company or another? Why are people loyal to some leaders but not others?

Those who start with WHY never manipulate, they inspire.  And people follow them not because they have to; they follow because they want to.

From Start with Why by Simon Sinek


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