Heather Johnson, Senior Vice President of Jovian Concepts, loves Simon Sinek. All of his books are motivating and instantly quotable. His books and TedTalks give real and relatable insight into working world relationships.
Here are some of her favorite takeaways from his books:
Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action.
Simon asks the question: "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?" The answer is always: People don't buy into something until they understand the WHY behind it. Sinek gives plenty of helpful examples that examine successful WHYS and then HOWS. This is the book based off one of the most successful TedTalks ever. Watch a little bit about The Golden Circle here.
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t.
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” This is an important quote and one of the key concepts from "Leaders Eat Last." This book is about the importance of leadership and creating a trusted environment. Think about positive leaders in your life and how their actions contribute to your work environment. Listen to Simon discuss the book here.
Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration.
"Do we go alone or do we go together?" This illustrated book has a lot to say about a team and about togetherness. A favored quote from this book is: "A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other." The book is full of inspiration about asking for help, helping other people, and building strong relationships. Click here for Simon's favorite scene from this book.
Catch Simon's next book "Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team" due September 5th, 2017. It's available for pre-order here.