Simon Sinek Challenges the Traditional Definition of Leadership
Simon Sinek challenged the traditional definition of leadership and he encouraged us to think of that definition in an entirely different way at Leadercast 2014. We, along with the many who attended this leadership conference, hope to make a difference in our community, our workplace, our homes and in every place we lead, by becoming a leader worth following. If you were there, go back and read your notes and put in to practice some of what we were taught. If you were not there, read this blog and attend with us this next year.
Traditional words that describe a leader:
Words that describe today’s leader:
Here are some great quotes that stood out from his talk:
- “Leader’s set the tone for the organization.”
- “Leaders have control over the environment in the organization – people react to their environment either positively or negatively.”
- “Leadership is not a rank – it is a choice.”
- “Leadership is a practice, not an event.”
Questions to consider:
- Are you eating first or last at your company?
- Are you getting paid first or last at your company?
- How are you showing this kind of leadership?
- Is it all about you, or all about your team?
- Do people fear you or do people trust you?
Originally written and published by the team at Centennial, Inc., a talent strategy and executive search firm at http://www.centennialinc.com/