What’s the essence of leadership vs authority? Why do some teams pull together when others don’t? Simon Sinek looks to human biology for the answers to what motivates and inspires people. He lays his ideas out in this thought=provoking talk.
Sinek is an author, speaker, ethnographer and consultant who writes on leadership and management. In this in-depth talk, he 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.”