(March 27, 2014) “We must all start today to do little things for the good of others one day at a time. Let us all be the leaders we wish we had.”
I loved his previous book “Start with Why” and would recommend reading that book before this one. His TED Talks on both books are inspiring.
Simon Sinek’s view of leadership very much mirrors my own. People with the title don’t always have the ability, and people with leadership abilities don’t necessarily have any title at all. Think about Gandhi and MLK Jr. – leaders without titles. Leadership is plural and organizations have leaders that emerge at every level – whether informally or through training and promotion.
Leadership is centered around how we view our responsibility to other people. “Leadership is always a commitment to human beings.” I agree with that. He goes on to to say “All we need are leaders to give us a good reason to commit ourselves to each other.” That concept is evident in the military and on sports teams, but it’s equally true in other organizations as well.