#8 Simon Sinek: How Anyone Can Be The Leader They Wish They Had

Leadership is a responsibility. It’s not about being in charge, it’s about taking care of those in your charge.
— Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek's mission is to create a world where people are inspired to go to work. Through his speaking and writing he has helped leaders and organizations find their "why." He has one of the top ten TED Talks titled, "How Great Leaders Inspire Action," which has over 27 million views. His first book, Start With Why, was a big success. His latest NY Times Best Seller, Leaders Eat Last, is an incredible book about how leaders can create environments in which people come together to do remarkable work.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • How he discovered his purpose which he calls his "Why"

  • The most important lesson he learned when he was stuck in Afghanistan

  • How we confuse fleeting moments of happiness with true career fulfillment

  • How to be an effective leader

  • The reason why most people don't commit themselves to a journey of leadership

  • If being born a leader is a myth

  • The foundational trait of leadership

  • The biggest challenge in leadership

  • How anyone can start practicing leadership skills today

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