101 Simon Sinek Quotes on Leadership, Teamwork, Change

101 Simon Sinek Quotes on Leadership, Teamwork, Change

Simon Sinek Motivational Quotes: Simon Oliver Sinek is one of the most followed inspirational speakers and authors of this decade. Born in the UK, he lived in London and Johannesburg before his family completely settle down in the United States. Simon began his professional career at top-notch ad agencies like Ogilvy & Euro RSCG and later launched his own business ‘Sinek Partners’. Sinek has written some of the international best-selling books like Start with Why, Leaders Eat Last are The New York Times & Wall Street Journal Best-sellers. He is also a frequent speaker at TEDx conferences. To know more about the unique leadership and teamwork ideas of Simon Sinek, we have compiled the most motivational Simon Sinek leadership quotes that will help you to excel in love, career, and personal life.

Simon Sinek Quotes

There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it. » Simon Sinek

There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice. » Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek quotes

People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe » Simon Sinek

Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation. » Simon Sinek

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The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when. » Simon Sinek

Happy employees ensure happy customers. And happy customers ensure happy shareholders—in that order. » Simon Sinek

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You don’t hire for skills, you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills. » Simon Sinek

Trust is maintained when values and beliefs are actively managed. If companies do not actively work to keep clarity, discipline and consistency in balance, then trust starts to break down. » Simon Sinek

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There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak. » Simon Sinek

The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past. » Simon Sinek

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If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood, sweat, and tears. » Simon Sinek

All organizations start with WHY, but only the great ones keep their WHY clear year after year. » Simon Sinek

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More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it’s bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions. » Simon Sinek

Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them. » Simon Sinek

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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. » Simon Sinek

Champions are not the ones who always win races – champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. ‘Champion’ is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than they compete to best others. Champions are not just athletes. » Simon Sinek

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Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound. » Simon Sinek

Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people. Poor leaders sacrifice the people to save the numbers. » Simon Sinek

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Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion. » Simon Sinek

The big picture doesn’t just come from distance; it also comes from time. » Simon Sinek

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You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. » Simon Sinek

The role of a leader is not to come up with all the great ideas. The role of a leader is to create an environment in which great ideas can happen. » Simon Sinek

The cost of leadership is self-interest. » Simon Sinek

The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe. » Simon Sinek

Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options. » Simon Sinek

Mergers are like marriages. They are the bringing together of two individuals. If you wouldn’t marry someone for the ‘operational efficiencies’ they offer in the running of a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason? » Simon Sinek

As the Zen Buddhist saying goes, how you do anything is how you do everything. » Simon Sinek

Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything – for better or for worse. » Simon Sinek

The most basic human desire is to feel like you belong. Fitting in is important. » Simon Sinek

Humility, I have learned, must never be confused with meekness. Humility is being open to the ideas of others. » Simon Sinek

Some in management positions operate as if they are in a tree of monkeys. They make sure that everyone at the top of the tree looking down sees only smiles. But all too often, those at the bottom looking up see only asses. » Simon Sinek

We can’t all be good at everything. This is partly the logic behind having a team in the first place, so each role can be filled with the person best suited for that role and together, every job and every strength is covered. » Simon Sinek

In the military, they give medals for people who are willing to sacrifice themselves so that others may survive. In business, we give bonuses to people who sacrifice others. » Simon Sinek

Directions are instructions given to explain how. Direction is a vision offered to explain why. » Simon Sinek

The single best machine to measure trust is a human being. We haven’t figured out a metric that works better than our own sort of, like, ‘There’s something fishy about you.’ » Simon Sinek

Let us all be the leaders we wish we had.” ― » Simon Sinek

If you have the opportunity to do amazing things in your life, I strongly encourage you to invite someone to join you. » Simon Sinek

A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience. » Simon Sinek

A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top. » Simon Sinek

And when a leader embraces their responsibility to care for people instead of caring for numbers, then people will follow, solve problems and see to it that that leader’s vision comes to life the right way, a stable way and not the expedient way. » Simon Sinek

Leaders who fail are the ones who do it by themselves. Leaders who succeed are the ones who allow others to help them. » Simon Sinek

When you explain to people what you’re trying to do, as opposed to just making demands or delegating tasks, you can build instant trust, even if it’s just for that short time you’re on the phone. » Simon Sinek

There is a difference between giving directions and giving direction. » Simon Sinek

If no one ever broke the rules, then we’d never advance. » Simon Sinek

To spend more money, you have to have more money, but time is fixed and we all have the same amount to spare. How we choose to spend it can make a significant difference on the impact we have in our careers or in the world. » Simon Sinek

It is not the genius at the top giving directions that makes people great. It is great people that make the guy at the top look like a genius. » Simon Sinek

Stress and anxiety at work have less to do with the work we do and more to do with weak management and leadership. » Simon Sinek

Value is not determined by those who set the price. Value is determined by those who choose to pay it. » Simon Sinek

Anyone can sell product by dropping their prices, but it does not breed loyalty. » Simon Sinek

Listening is active. At its most basic level, it’s about focus, paying attention. » Simon Sinek

The quality of a leader cannot be judged by the answers he gives, but by the questions he asks. » Simon Sinek

The trick to balance is to not make sacrificing important things become the norm. » Simon Sinek

We are not victims of our situation. We are the architects of it. » Simon Sinek

If you want to be a great leader, remember to treat all people with respect at all times. For one, because you never know when you’ll need their help. And two, because it’s a sign you respect people, which all great leaders do. » Simon Sinek

Most politicians are not authentic. » Simon Sinek

It’s always the organizations that are resource constrained that come up with the good ideas to win. » Simon Sinek

Wal-Mart’s size and scale is so vast they literally have the ability to change the face of the entire country. If Wal-Mart were to make a decision tomorrow to refuse to sell a single product made with partially hydrogenated oils, for example, we’d probably see rates from heart disease decline a few years later. That’s how powerful Wal-Mart is. » Simon Sinek

I try to find, celebrate and teach leaders how to build platforms that will inspire others. » Simon Sinek

Sometimes spending time with someone who is perceived as ‘successful’ can make us feel less successful. » Simon Sinek

We live in times of high stress. Messages that are simple, messages that are inspiring, messages that are life-affirming, are a welcome break from our real lives. » Simon Sinek

A leader must be inspired by the people before a leader can inspire the people. » Simon Sinek

The U.S. Constitution protects our privacy from the prying eyes of government. It does not, however, protect us from the prying eyes of companies and corporations. » Simon Sinek

To operate based on conviction and belief requires an acceptance that your actions could get you fired. This is different from pig-headed bravado, and it is different from putting the company at risk. » Simon Sinek

I couldn’t understand why my productivity went down when I had deliberately made more time available to write. Then I realized it was because I wasn’t flying as much. » Simon Sinek

Over 90% of people go home at the end of the day feeling unfulfilled by their work, and I won’t stop working until that statistic is reversed – until over 90% of people go home and can honestly say, ‘I love what I do.’ » Simon Sinek

Some would argue that you’re as successful as the company you keep. Certainly there is a connection between our friends and who we are. » Simon Sinek

Anyone who achieves any kind of success, however you want to define it, sometimes can’t let go of it. » Simon Sinek

All the great organizations in the world, all have a sense of why that organization does what it does. » Simon Sinek

Most years, if you were to ask me how much I make, the genuine answer is that I have no clue. I usually find out the answer to that question once a year, at tax time, when my accountant tells me. » Simon Sinek

I know there’s a difference between being successful and feeling successful. And if you ask me if I feel successful, the honest answer is ‘not yet.’ » Simon Sinek

Children are better off having a parent who works into the night in a job they love than a parent who works shorter hours but comes home unhappy. » Simon Sinek

Regardless of WHAT we do in our lives, our WHY—our driving purpose, cause or belief—never changes. » Simon Sinek

I never imagined working with CEOs, congressmen or the military, yet I make regular visits to the Pentagon, stop by the Capitol now and then and sit down with leaders of all kinds of companies. » Simon Sinek

Integrity is when our words and deeds are consistent with our intentions. » Simon Sinek

I don’t enjoy eating humble pie; it never tastes good. But I do appreciate it when it happens. » Simon Sinek

Actions speak louder than words. All companies say they care, right? But few actually exercise that care. » Simon Sinek

Every one of us has the capacity to lead. » Simon Sinek

Babe Ruth was not afraid to strike out. And it was this fearlessness that contributed to his remarkable career. » Simon Sinek

Like a good parent can’t also be his child’s best friend, a leader with authority requires some separation from subordinates. » Simon Sinek

Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year. I have a strict rule: I don’t work on Halloween and I won’t travel on Halloween. Not for any reason. » Simon Sinek

Passion alone can’t cut it. For passion to survive it needs structure. A why without how has little probability of success. » Simon Sinek

This is important because our behavior is affected by our assumptions or our perceived truths. We make decisions based on what we think we know. » Simon Sinek

The ability of a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people pull together as a team. » Simon Sinek

The goal is not simply for you to cross the finish line, but to see how many people you can inspire to run with you. » Simon Sinek

A sour corporate culture can actually make an entire society unhappy. This means that a strong corporate culture can have a positive impact on a society. » Simon Sinek

I love science fiction – always have. » Simon Sinek

Leadership is not a license to do less; it is a responsibility to do more. » Simon Sinek

I have friends who are majorly into the cosplay culture and have urged me to go to a convention for no other reason than to meet others like me. » Simon Sinek

Offer someone the opportunity to rebuild a company or reinvent an industry as the primary incentive, and it will attract those drawn to the challenge first and the money second. » Simon Sinek

The irony is, the advertising industry knows everyone hates what they produce. This is why they keep looking for new ways to force people to stay tuned. » Simon Sinek

Money is a short-term result that incentivizes short-term decision making. » Simon Sinek

The ad industry thinks their clients are their customers. They think the companies who pay for the production are the ones they are supposed to serve. So the ads they produce make their clients happy… but infuriate the rest of us. » Simon Sinek

Leaps of greatness require the combined problem-solving ability of people who trust each other. » Simon Sinek

If the leader of the organization can’t clearly articulate WHY the organization exists in terms beyond its products or services, then how does he expect the employees to know WHY to come to work? » Simon Sinek

For great leaders, The Golden Circle is in balance. They are in pursuit of WHY, they hold themselves accountable to HOW they do it and WHAT they do serves as the tangible proof of what they believe. » Simon Sinek

I think most people are inherently interested in how their brain works, in what makes them tick. » Simon Sinek

Believing that your competition is stronger and better than you pushes you to better yourselves. » Simon Sinek

I look for the hotels that have figured out the comfortable balance – a modern room that is well designed, and really clean sheets. » Simon Sinek

Average companies give their people something to work on. In contrast, the most innovative organizations give their people something to work toward. » Simon Sinek