Simon Sinek

Goodreads Author

The United Kingdom


Member Since
May 2013

Simon Sinek is an optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together.

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

Sinek’s unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international attention and have earned him invitations to meet with an array of leaders and organizations, including: Microsoft, MARS, SAP, Intel, 3M, the United States Military, members of the United States Congress, multiple government

Getting a Better Job

There is an entire section in our bookstores called "self-help." What we really need is a section called "help others."

To get a better job, you may not need to switch jobs at all.

There is one thing you can do that will not only help you find greater fulfillment, meaning and satisfaction in your career ��� you will also be helping the people around you create the same.

We feel our greatest achieveme Read more of this blog post »
36 likes ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on January 23, 2017 19:36
Average rating: 4.08 · 205,305 ratings · 11,768 reviews · 34 distinct worksSimilar authors
Start with Why: How Great L...

4.08 avg rating — 147,213 ratings — published 2009 — 96 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Leaders Eat Last

4.12 avg rating — 35,267 ratings — published 2013 — 64 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Infinite Game

4.19 avg rating — 12,495 ratings — published 2019 — 35 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Find Your Why: A Practical ...

3.68 avg rating — 6,648 ratings — published 2017 — 31 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Together is Better: A Littl...

4.24 avg rating — 3,237 ratings — published 2016 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Leaders Eat Last / Turn the...

4.37 avg rating — 27 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Find Your Why / Start With ...

3.96 avg rating — 25 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Leaders Eat Last / Find You...

4.26 avg rating — 23 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Infinite Game / Leaders...

3.94 avg rating — 17 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Start With Why / The 7 Habi...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 11 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Simon Sinek…

Related News

Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. To create our list,...
29 likes · 12 comments

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events.

“People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe”
Simon Sinek, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

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

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?

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

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.

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.” Articulating our values as verbs gives us a clear idea - we have a clear idea of how to act in any situation.

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

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.

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

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

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.

All organizations start with WHY, but only the great ones keep their WHY clear year after year.”
Simon Sinek, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
Simon Sinek, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

15012 12 Books - Author Led Business Book Group — 1450 members — last activity Nov 03, 2015 01:08PM
This Group is no longer active.

No comments have been added yet.