Are You a Visionary – or a Follower? Here's How to Step Up

Visionaries know why they get out of bed each day. Do you? Ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek explains how to find direction and fulfillment in your personal and professional life.

Do you know why you get out of bed in the morning? According Simon Sinek (ethnographer, leadership expert, and the official mascot for optimism), answering "because I have to" isn’t quite cutting the mustard.

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The Benefits of Being a Leader Are Real. But Are There Costs?

Why did Homo sapiens survive where other animals died off? The answer has to do with evolution.

Why did we, Homo sapiens, survive into modernity while others died out over time? According to Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why, the answer lies with evolution. Starting with our first tribal collectives, humans evolved acute collaboration and community skills. That sort of organization keeps us alive. But there's a catch...

We Know What You Do, But What Do You Believe?

After I learned my why, I literally stopped telling people what I did and only started telling them what I believed. 

I’ve always been a pretty happy-go-lucky guy.  But about five years ago, I reached a point in my career where my passion was gone.  I stopped loving what I was doing and I even got to the point where I didn’t even like it anymore and for a happy person, just being unhappy was bad enough.  And it was the closest I’ve ever been, if I wasn’t completely depressed, and what was hard is when I would ask people for advice or I’d look for advice, it actually made it worse because everything I would hear was everything I was doing wrong. 

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Is it Possible for Everyone to Love Their Job?

We live in a world in which most people go home at the end of the day feeling unfulfilled by their work.

I wake up every single day with a clear sense of purpose.  To inspire people, to do the things that inspire them; it’s the driving reason I do everything.  We live in a world in which most people go home at the end of the day feeling unfulfilled by their work.  This is a difference between liking your job and loving your job.  You can like it, but do you love it?  

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