Simon Sinek on How We Are Better Together

November 10, 2016

 

 

An unshakeable optimist, Simon Sinek understands that, at our core, humans are social creatures. We need each other if we ever hope to build a better future. The visionary thinker and author of the new book Together Is Better says we all need a reminder that our journeys are connected, and that’s how it should be. The best teams, he notes, are ones that aren’t merely like a family, but rather are a family. In this interview, SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis asks Sinek about the true joy of leadership, where courage stems from, and the power of vulnerability when surrounded by people you trust.

This interview appears on the SUCCESS Talks Collection December 2016 edition.

Takeaways:

  • Two minds are always better than one. Learn why you should be eager for help from your peers.
  • Life is stressful and scary and difficult. Why would we choose to go through that alone? Sinek says courage isn’t something you find by “digging deep.” Hear where courage comes from and how to increase it in your life.
  • As a leader, you need to allow your team to get to know and respect each other. A team is a relationship like any other. A successful one doesn’t happen overnight.
  • Plus, learn why leadership is a lot like parenting. Do you have what it takes?

Favorite quote from this episode:

“By ourselves, we’re not very good.  We can’t lift heavy weight by ourselves and we can’t solve complex problems by ourselves. But together, we are remarkable.”

—Simon Sinek

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