First I want to say “Thank you” to Simon Sinek who presented at the All-TEC Inspirational Leadership Conference earlier in April. It was fantastic and inspired me to share some of his thoughts with you and what they have meant to me as well.
If you are interested, I’d first recommend that you watch a 20 minute video from Simon’s recent TED talk. Click here to go to that talk on You Tube. Simon Sinek, “Start with Why.” If you like the video, I would definitely encourage you to either get the book on Amazon “Start with Why” or better yet, get the audio version from Audible.com “Start with Why Audiobook”, narrated by Simon. (Note I AM NOT getting a commission on any of these click-through links, although it’s a heck of an idea.) In my opinion, the book is a must read or must listen if you are a business person, parent, child or other type of human being.
It’s a pretty simple concept. Whether thinking about your business, your family or yourself as a person try to understand WHY you do what you do. In the workplace, understanding the WHY will help everybody on your team go home every night feeling more inspired and more fulfilled.
Simon uses a simple diagram called The Golden Circle. Below is an example of the Golden Circle for TEC:
Here’s my personal Golden Circle:
I realize this is pretty simple stuff. But I guarantee if you take a few minutes to think about your WHY or your organizations’ WHY, tomorrow will be better than yesterday.