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Quotes by Simon Sinek

A Collection of Quotes by Simon Sinek

“Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and, most importantly, a way of communicating.”

“Communication is not about speaking what we think. Communication is about ensuring others hear what we mean.”

“Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.”

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for somthing we love is called passion.”

“The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when.”

“The hardest part is starting. Once you get that out of the way, you’ll find the rest of the journey much easier.”

“Work with people who believe what you believe.”

“A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.”

“A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.”

“Two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.”

“The goal is not simply to ‘work hard, play hard.’ The goal is to make our work and our play indistinguishable.”

“There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.”

“Some in management positions operate as if they are in a tree of monkeys. They make sure that everyone at the top of the tree looking down sees only smiles. But all too often, those at the bottom looking up see only asses.”

“There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.”

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

“Listening is not understanding the words of the question asked, listening is understanding why the question was asked in the first place.”

“When you compete against everyone else, no one wants to help you. But when you compete against yourself, everyone wants to help you.”

“The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past.”

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it and what you do simply proves what you believe.”

“People are either motivated or they are not. Unless you give motivated people something to believe in, something bigger than their job to work toward, they will motivate themselves to find a new job and you’ll be stuck with whoever’s left.”

“Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them.”

“Authenticity is about imperfection. And authenticity is a very human quality. To be authentic is to be at peace with your imperfections.”

“Value is not determined by those who set the price. Value is determined by those who choose to pay it.”

“Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound.”

“It is not the genius at the top giving directions that makes people great. It is great people that make the guy at the top look like a genius.”

“The value of our lives is not determined by what we do for ourselves. The value of our lives is determined by what we do for others.”

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”

“Returning from work feeling inspired, safe, fulfilled and grateful is a natural human right to which we are all entitled and not a modern luxury that only a few lucky ones are able to find.”

“There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.”

“A boss wants to pay for results, an employee wants recognition for effort. If a boss recognizes effort, they will get even better results.”

“When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment.”

“Let us all be the leaders we wish we had.”

“Great leaders truly care about those they are privileged to lead and understand that the true cost of the leadership privilege comes at the expense of self-interest.”

“Great leaders and great organizations are good at seeing what most of us can’t see. They are good at giving us things we would never think of asking for.”

“If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money, but if they believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.”

“The ability for a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people can pull together as a team.”

“Children are better off having a parent who works into the night in a job they love than a parent who works shorter hours but comes home unhappy.”

“You don’t hire for skills, you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills.”

“Always plan for the fact that no plan ever goes according to plan.”

“The goal is not to be perfect by the end. The goal is to be better today.”

“A leader’s job is not just to get the best out of their people – a leader’s job is to make more leaders.”

“Self confidence is the ability to exercise restraint in the face of disrespect and still show respect in response.”

“The role of a leader is not to come up with all the great ideas. The role of a leader is to create an environment in which great ideas can happen.”

“We’d achieve more if we chase the dream instead of the competition.”

“If we were good at everything we would have no need for each other.”

“Greatness starts with a clear vision of the future.”

“Great leaders don’t blame the tools they are given. Great leaders work to sharpen them.”

“It is better to disappoint people with the truth than to appease them with a lie.”

“Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it.”

“Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.”

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