Leadership Redefined – Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Challenges the Traditional Definition of Leadership

Simon Sinek challenged the traditional definition of leadership and he encouraged us to think of that definition in an entirely different way at Leadercast 2014.  We, along with the many who attended this leadership conference, hope to make a difference in our community, our workplace, our homes and in every place we lead, by becoming a leader worth following.  If you were there, go back and read your notes and put in to practice some of what we were taught.  If you were not there, read this blog and attend with us this next year.

Traditional words that describe a leader:

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  • Brave
  • Candid

Words that describe today’s leader:

  • Sacrifice
  • Team
  • Other’s Oriented
  • Giving

Here are some great quotes that stood out from his talk:

  • “Leader’s set the tone for the organization.”
  • “Leaders have control over the environment in the organization – people react to their environment either positively or negatively.”
  • “Leadership is not a rank – it is a choice.”
  • “Leadership is a practice, not an event.”

Questions to consider:

  • Are you eating first or last at your company?
  • Are you getting paid first or last at your company?
  • How are you showing kind leadership?
  • Is it all about you, or all about your team?
  • Does your team have shared experiences?
  • Do people fear you or do people trust you?

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