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Simon Sinek Top Quotes

By Stratrix Staff Writer

Boston, MA | Updated 30 Mar, 2021

Simon Sinek Top Quotes

Simon Sinek is an author and leadership guru famous for his Ted Talk on “Why” and his book “Start with Why.” Simon teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. He has a goal to help build a world in which people wake up every single day feeling inspired, feel safe at work, and feel fulfilled at the end of the day. He is a trained ethnographer and is active in many projects and products to inspire people.

Given the popularity of his books and his Ted Talks, Simon’s words are quoted often, and his words held in high esteem. Simon Sinek’s top quotes span innovation, inspiration, leadership, work culture, and related topics.

Sinek is a prolific author, and many of his books are chart-toppers.

  • Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  • Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together, and Others Don’t
  • Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration
  • Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team
  • And his latest book, The Infinite Game, slated for 2019

Simon Sinek Top Quotes:

“Integrity is when our words and deeds are consistent with our intentions.”

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”

“The problem was, they advertised their product as a “5GB mp3 player.” It is precisely the same message as Apple’s “1,000 songs in your pocket.” The difference is Creative told us WHAT their product was, and Apple told us WHY we needed it.”

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

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

“I know of no case study in history that describes an organization that has been managed out of a crisis. Every single one of them was led.”

“Greatness is not born from one success. Greatness is born from persevering through the countless failed attempts that preceded.”

“If every member of a team doesn’t grow together, they will grow apart.”

“I know of no case study in history that describes an organization that has been managed out of a crisis. Every single one of them was led.”

“For great leaders, The Golden Circle is in balance. They are in pursuit of WHY they hold themselves accountable to HOW they do it and WHAT they do serves as the tangible proof of what they believe.”

“Value is not determined by those who set the price. Value is determined by those who choose to pay it.”

“Most of us live our lives by accident—we live as it happens. Fulfillment comes when we live our lives on purpose.”

“Stress and anxiety at work have less to do with the work we do and more to do with weak management and leadership.”

“The rank of office is not what makes someone a leader. Leadership is the choice to serve others with or without any formal rank.”

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

“If the leader of the organization can’t clearly articulate WHY the organization exists in terms beyond its products or services, then how does he expect the employees to know WHY to come to work?”

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

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

“When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders.”

“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.”

“Leadership is not a license to do less; it is a responsibility to do more.”

If you like inspiring quotations and enjoyed Simon Sinek’s sayings, there are others from Steve Jobs, Reid Hoffman, and Peter Drucker, among others you may enjoy.

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