“Leadership is an education. And the best leaders think of themselves as students, not the teachers.”
Simon Sinek, renowned leadership expert, author of the best-sellers “Start With Why” and “Leaders Eat Last, explores the concept of leadership as a learnable, practicable skill instead of a status or an achievement. See what Simon thinks are the most important lessons on leadership.
- “Leadership isn’t a rank you achieve. It’s a skill you need to practice your entire life.”
- “Leadership is not about being in charge, it’s about taking care of those in your charge.”
- “A good leader sometimes prioritizes the needs of the people before their own needs, seeing themselves as the caregiver.”
- “Leaders are willing to risk their own resources to protect and grow people.”
The bottom line?
According to Simon, leaders should not consider themselves as experts but be willing to learn, learn, and learn. Leadership is a set of skills, which can and should be practiced continuously. Leaders are leaders not because they are in charge but because they are willing to take risks and to develop for their people. Leaders, be curious to practice and learn!
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Who is Simon Sinek?
Simon Sinek, a trained ethnographer, author, motivational speaker and organisational consultant, Simon Sinek will be one of the keynote speakers at both Nordic Business Forum Sweden and Nordic Business Forum Norway, talking about The Infinite Game.
Sinek is described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” 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 every day feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.
He is the author of multiple bestselling books, including the global bestseller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t and Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration, and his newest book, Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team.
Simon may be best known for popularizing the concept of Why in his first Ted Talk in 2009. It rose to become the third most watched talk of all time on TED.com, with over 35 million views and subtitled in 45 languages. His interview on Millennials in the Workplace broke the internet in 2016. It garnered over 80 million views in a week and is now up to more than 200 million views, inspiring conversations on the subject around the world.
Simon will be one of the keynote speakers at both Nordic Business Forum Sweden and Nordic Business Forum Norway in May 2019.
Want to see Simon speak live? We still have tickets available to NBFNorway on May 9th. Get yours today!