Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action


Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
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Genre: Leadership
Publisher: Portfolio
Publication Year: 2009
Length: 256 pages
ASIN: 1591842808
ISBN: 1591842808
Simon Sinek's "Start With Why" is a marketing book and should be a guide for those tasked with launching products. It is also must read for any entrepreneur or leader struggling to create a long-term vision and guiding principles for their company or cause. The book can provide just the inspiration needed to get started in the right direction.
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About the Book

Why do you do what you do? Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?

People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with “why.” It was their natural ability to start with “why” that enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things.

In studying the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way — and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea “The Golden Circle,” and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be lead, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with “why.”

Any organization can explain what it does; some can explain how they do it; but very few can clearly articulate why. “Why” is not money or profit– those are always results.

Why does your organization exist? Why does it do the things it does? Why do customers really buy from one company or another? Why are people loyal to some leaders, but not others?

Starting with “why” works in big business and small business, in the nonprofit world and in politics. Those who start with “why” never manipulate, they inspire. And the people who follow them don’t do so because they have to; they follow because they want to.

Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire. This book is for anyone who wants to inspire others or who wants to find someone to inspire them.

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