Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action

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Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action

by Simon Sinek

Penguin Publishing Group | December 27, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 9.
THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO INSPIRE OTHERS, AND ANYONE WHO WANTS TO FIND SOMEONE TO INSPIRE THEM. 
 
Simon Sinek is leading a movement to build a world in which the vast majority of us are inspired by the work we do. Millions have already seen his video on TED.com about the importance of knowing why we do what we do. Start with Why takes the concept even deeper.
 
Any person or organization can explain what they do; some can explain how they are different or better; but very few can clearly articulate why. WHY is not about money or profit – those are results. WHY is the thing that inspires us and inspires those around us.
 
From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Steve Jobs to the Wright Brothers, Start with Why shows that the leaders who inspire all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way – and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired – and it all starts with WHY.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8 × 5.3 × 0.7 in

Published: December 27, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1591846447

ISBN - 13: 9781591846444

Found in: Management and Leadership

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it A book that worth all the pennies invested. I now start everything with why, it allows me to not waste time and energy where I wouldn't be a good fit.
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insightful and Knowledge Based Read I really enjoyed this book for its knowledge and insight into the general running and operation of a business. It also helped me distinguish my own why and my "how" people. If you have an open mind you can take a lot of information from this book.
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book Start your day with why. Love this book and I hope you read it and discover your WHY.
Date published: 2014-06-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good idea Not a great book.
Date published: 2013-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! It does not matter what industry you work or study in, you should read this book. It could help you find your own direction.
Date published: 2013-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Revealing This book really helped me to figure out my purpose, just by thinking about my WHY
Date published: 2013-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transforming This book has forever changed my understanding of leadership.
Date published: 2013-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Why I liked it The reading of this book took place during an interesting time of my life, my umpteenth existential crisis. What better way to revitalize yourself and regain your raison d'être by asking yourself some big questions like, why do you get up in the morning? Although a bit repetitive, Sinek really drives the message home for me and my workplace. What does success really mean and how will you know if you get there? These are two fundamental questions that really help me probe my own WHY. I recommend the TEDtalk but if you need a little more inspiration, you'll definitely find it even by simply glossing over these pages.
Date published: 2013-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Why you should read "Start With Why" I have been both a student and teacher or Shared Vision for some years now, and I always struggle to put into words what happens when a team reaches a state of Shared Vision. The magic that occurs is difficult to describe. Simon Sinek manages to describe from an individuals perspective what I find happens on a high functioning team: they know "why" they are doing what they are doing. It is about a shared understanding of purpose that isn't about "how" or "what"' but about why. I think the Liberal Party has a lot to learn from this book. No matter how many times we say that we know what we stand for, sometime during the mid to late 90s we lost the "Why". We need to get the why back if we ever hope to win back the hearts and minds of Canadian voters. I think a lot of my business friends would get a lot form this book as well. It is strange to me that no matter how successful the businesses that "Start With Why" are, it seems like the primary role of the professional business person is to shift the why to how and what. These really aren't new concepts or lessons. Anyway, I really enjoyed this book, and the TED talk that put me on to it: http:--www.ted.com-talks-simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html. Give it a watch, and then give the book a read.
Date published: 2012-12-23
Rated out of 5 by from He makes it all sound so easy. When you think about it, it kinda is.
Date published: 2012-10-15

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Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action

Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action

by Simon Sinek

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8 × 5.3 × 0.7 in

Published: December 27, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1591846447

ISBN - 13: 9781591846444

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Table of ContentsTitle PageCopyright PageDedicationPrefaceIntroduction PART 1 - A WORLD THAT DOESN’T START WITH WHYChapter 1 - ASSUME YOU KNOWChapter 2 - CARROTS AND STICKS PART 2 - AN ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVEChapter 3 - THE GOLDEN CIRCLE.Chapter 4 - THIS IS NOT OPINION, THIS IS BIOLOGYChapter 5 - CLARITY, DISCIPLINE AND CONSISTENCY PART 3 - LEADERS NEED A FOLLOWINGChapter 6 - THE EMERGENCE OF TRUSTChapter 7 - HOW A TIPPING POINT TIPS PART 4 - HOW TO RALLY THOSE WHO BELIEVEChapter 8 - START WITH WHY, BUT KNOW HOWChapter 9 - KNOW WHY. KNOW HOW. THEN WHAT?Chapter 10 - COMMUNICATION IS NOT ABOUT SPEAKING, IT’S ABOUT LISTENING PART 5 - THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS SUCCESSChapter 11 - WHEN WHY GOES FUZZYChapter 12 - SPLIT HAPPENS PART 6 - DISCOVER WHYChapter 13 - THE ORIGINS OF A WHYChapter 14 - THE NEW COMPETITION AFTERWORDAcknowledgementsNOTESINDEXPORTFOLIO / PENGUINSTART WITH WHYSimon Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do what inspires them. With a bold goal to build a world in which the vast majority of people go home every day feeling fulfilled by their work, he is invited to share the concept of WHY with a dizzying array of organizations. From members of Congress to foreign ambassadors, from small businesses to corporations Microsoft and Wal-Mart, from Hollywood to NASA to the Pentagon, those who want to inspire people want to learn about the WHY. His TEDx Talk about WHY is one of the top twenty most viewed talks on TED.com. Sinek is also an adjunct staff member of
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THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO INSPIRE OTHERS, AND ANYONE WHO WANTS TO FIND SOMEONE TO INSPIRE THEM. 
 
Simon Sinek is leading a movement to build a world in which the vast majority of us are inspired by the work we do. Millions have already seen his video on TED.com about the importance of knowing why we do what we do. Start with Why takes the concept even deeper.
 
Any person or organization can explain what they do; some can explain how they are different or better; but very few can clearly articulate why. WHY is not about money or profit – those are results. WHY is the thing that inspires us and inspires those around us.
 
From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Steve Jobs to the Wright Brothers, Start with Why shows that the leaders who inspire all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way – and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired – and it all starts with WHY.

About the Author

Simon Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people-From members of Congress to foreign ambassadors, from small businesses to corporations like Microsoft and American Express, from Hollywood to the UN to the Pentagon. He lives in New York City.

Editorial Reviews

Start with Why is one of the most useful and powerful books I have read in years. Simple and elegant, it shows us how leaders should lead.”
-WILLIAM URY, coauthor of Getting to Yes
 
Start with Why fanned the flames inside me. This book can lead you to levels of excellence you never considered attainable.”
-GENERAL CHUCK HORNER, air boss, Desert Storm
 
“Each story will force you to see things from an entirely different perspective. A perspective that is nothing short of the truth.”
-MOKHTAR LAMANI, former ambassador, special envoy to Iraq