S1 E6: Why Start with Why?

Join Sarah and Rebecca as they discuss Simon Sinek’s book, “Start with Why.”

Simon Sinek has the third most viewed video on TedTalks.   What’s the reason for this? Join us as we talk about the contents of this best selling book.

And — why don’t you join the conversation?

Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

4 thoughts on “S1 E6: Why Start with Why?

  1. Random impressions: Servant leadership, The Little Red Hen, the “how” of the “why” of leadership vision, and adding unusual reading material to our 2020 reading lists! I think I’ll opt for a graphic novel, perhaps manga, this year. One of my literary friends recommends them. This thought just now occurs to me: how often we forget that parents and older siblings can also be servant-leaders. Thank you for another lively book discussion!

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  2. I particularly appreciated the discussion about leaders and followers. There seems to be this undercurrent in our society that if you’re not a leader and an innovator that you haven’t reached your full potential and you’ve failed somehow. The ability to follow–follow well and follow productively is just as must a talent and an art as the ability to lead. I think the ability to follow well needs to be recognized and lauded.

    My other comment from listening to the conversation about businesses needing to know why they do what they do is that the conversation reminded me so much of what my dad used to say: when an organization’s mission becomes to solely perpetuate its own existence, then the organization no longer serves a useful purpose and should come to an end.

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    1. Your dad was brilliant and wise. I agree wholeheartedly with his thought “mission becomes to solely perpetuate its own existence, then the organization no longer serves a useful purpose and should come to an end.” What’s interesting is that they do come to an end, despite all the machinations that are used to prevent its demise. A few years ago, I was introduced to Mary Parker Follett who had a different perspective on leadership. “The most successful leader of all is the one who sees another picture not yet actualized. He sees the things which are not yet there… Above all, he should make his co-workers see that it is not his purpose which is to be achieved, but a common purpose, born of the desires and the activities of the group.” I must do a little more research into her ideas.

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