Those who lead inspire us. We follow those who lead because we want to and for selfish reasons. Those who start with “why” that have the ability to inspire those around them or find others who inspire them.
1. You have to know WHY you do what you do.
2. You have to have DISCIPLINE of how.
3. You have to have consistency of WHAT.
*How to implement AUTHENTICITY*
In this in-depth talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek reveals the hidden dynamics that inspire leadership and trust. In biological terms, leaders get the first pick of food and other spoils, but at a cost. When danger is present, the group expects the leader to mitigate all threats even at the expense of their personal well-being. Understanding this deep-seated expectation is the key difference between someone who is just an “authority” versus a true “leader.”
For more on this topic, check out Sinek’s latest book Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t now available for pre-order.
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3:30 Happiness breakdown (4 chemicals)
5:53 1) Endorphins
7:16 Importance of endurance
7:59 2) Dopamine
8:19 Dopamine is to make sure get stuff done
9:10 Goals must be tangible – we have to see the goal to stay focused
10:17 Dopamine is dangerous when unbalanced
15:07 Feel safe
15:40 In our organization, danger isn’t a constant it is a variable
17:05 The responsibility of leadership is 2 things: 1) Determine who gets in and who doesn’t 2) how big do we make the circle of safety
17:33 Great leaders extend safety to the outermost of the org
17:53 3) Serotonin – leadership chemical
19:30 Trying to enforce relationships
22:22 Value of group-living
22:28 Being alpha comes at a cost
26:01 The cost of leadership is self-interest
27:15 Makes you feel safe
27:34 4) Oxytocin
29:03 Businesses aren’t rational, it’s about feeling safe. “It’s human — physical touch”
29:27 “Human bonds matter”
29:29 Act of human generosity
32:19 Leaders spend time/energy not money
37:30 You have to make sure you can trust others as leaders because you won’t have time to help everyone
38:47 Cortisone – the feeling of stress and anxiety
40:59 Needs to shut down during times
41:42 Cortisone inhabits oxytocin
42:18 “Our jobs are killing us.. leaders are responsible”
43:12 Leadership is a decision, a choice.