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If I Have to Choose A Success Formula, I’d Go With These 4 Rules from Simon Sinek on Leadership

Take a look at the article — after that, you definitely have to check out his books.

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In leadership, sometimes it’s best to get to the source

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Here are 4 lessons Simon Sinek offers on leadership and entrepreneurship

  1. Leaders eat last. By the way, that’s also the title of a book he wrote. According to Mr. Sinek, natural-born leaders are those who put themselves last, since their main goal is to provide for and protect their team. Of course, this saying is metaphorical, but when you come to think about it, which are the companies that last? Those with happy employees. I’m pretty sure all the happy employees out there have a caring leader who first wants to take care of them. Communication, understanding, support, help, and guidance. In leadership, this can easily be transferred to the skill of active listening — instead of interrupting or refusing to hear what your employees have to say, listen to them. Gather information and points of view and then speak.
  2. A leader should always set some unrealistic goals. Being a good leader often has to do with development and growth. But imagine you have it all — your projects are fire and your team absolutely loves you. While that’s great, perhaps you’d need a bit of a push so that you don’t lose your drive. Aiming at something that seems too hard to achieve is a great strategy to keep the fighter in you.
  3. Work with people who really believe in what they are doing. As a leader or an entrepreneur, you may be considering working with partners or investors. While that’s great business-wise, Mr. Sinek advises checking on those people’s passion for what they do. In reality, successful businesses are those that are led by inspired individuals, who adore their careers. Loving your job makes all the difference.
  4. People always outnumber numbers. For a leader, a manager, or a CEO, profits are certainly important. Profit allows the company to keep on going. But what if a leader faces the following dilemma — an investor wants to support the company financially, but the changes that follow will ruin the employees’ workflow. Mr. Sinek simply advises that great leaders put their people first always. Let’s not forget that any company’s success has to do mainly with the job its employees are performing daily.

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Ivan Popov

i was once an athlete. then a journalist. now i am a ceo of vipe studio. still running marathons though.