Simon Sinek Quotes

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Simon Sinek is a British-American author, motivational speaker and organisational consultant. He is the author of five books, including "Start With Why" and one of the most viewed TED Talk speakers of all time. He's an amazing speaker and writer with countless quotes to motivate entrepreneurs and business managers. Here are some of my favorite inspirational quotes from Simon Sinek:

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

2.  "Trust is maintained when values and beliefs are actively managed. If companies do not actively work to keep clarity, discipline and consistency in balance, then trust starts to break down."

3.  "Leading is not the same as being the leader. Being the leader means you hold the highest rank, either by earning it, good fortune or navigating internal politics. Leading, however, means that others willingly follow you—not because they have to, not because they are paid to, but because they want to."

4.  "There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it."

5.  "People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it."

6.  “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.”

7.  "Happy employees ensure happy customers. And happy customers ensure happy shareholders—in that order."

8.  "Very few people or companies can clearly articulate WHY they do WHAT they do. By WHY I mean your purpose, cause or belief - WHY does your company exist? WHY do you get out of bed every morning? And WHY should anyone care?"

9.  “As the Zen Buddhist saying goes, how you do anything is how you do everything.”

10.  "People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe." 

11.  "We are drawn to leaders and organizations that are good at communicating what they believe. Their ability to make us feel like we belong, to make us feel special, safe and not alone is part of what gives them the ability to inspire us."

12.  "For values or guiding principles to be truly effective they have to be verbs. It’s not “integrity,” it’s “always do the right thing.” It’s not “innovation,” it’s “look at the problem from a different angle.” 

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

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

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

16.  “The true price of leadership is the willingness to place the needs of others above your own. 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.”

17.  “Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion.”

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

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

20.  “A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.”

Thanks for the inspirational business quotes Simon Sinek!


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