24 Motivational Simon Sinek Quotes on Success

Born: October 9, 1973, Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom


Short Biography


Simon Oliver Sinek is a British born American author and motivational speaker. When he started university, he first studied anthropology, but did not continue for long and started working in the advertising industry.

Sinek, who became very popular in the USA with the business models he developed, has repeatedly written books such as "Start With Why" and "The Infinite Game", which have become bestsellers. In addition, the author, who provides motivational coaching training all over the world, is among the most clicked speakers of Ted Talks.

Quotes by Simon Sinek


“Great leaders and great organizations are good at seeing what most of us can’t see. They are good at giving us things we would never think of asking for.” /Simon Sinek
“A leader must be inspired by the people before a leader can inspire the people.” /Simon Sinek
“Leadership is about integrity, honesty and accountability. All components of trust.” /Simon Sinek
“Regardless of WHAT we do in our lives, our WHY—our driving purpose, cause or belief—never changes.” /Simon Sinek
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” /Simon Sinek
“A boss wants to pay for results, an employee wants recognition for effort. If a boss recognizes effort, they will get even better results.” /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
“Passion alone can't cut it. For passion to survive it needs structure. A why without how has little probability of success.” /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
“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
“Henry Ford summed it up best. “If I had asked people what they wanted,” he said, “they would have said a faster horse.” /Simon Sinek
“Integrity is when our words and deeds are consistent with our intentions.” /Simon Sinek
“If our leaders are to enjoy the trappings of their position in the hierarchy, then we expect them to offer us protection. The problem is, for many of the overpaid leaders, we know that they took the money and perks and didn’t offer protection to their people. In some cases, they even sacrificed their people to protect or boost their own interests. This is what so viscerally offends us. We only accuse them of greed and excess when we feel they have violated the very definition of what it means to be a leader.” /Simon Sinek
“All organizations start with WHY, but only the great ones keep their WHY clear year after year. Those who forget WHY they were founded show up to the race every day to outdo someone else instead of to outdo themselves. The pursuit, for those who lose sight of WHY they are running the race, is for the medal or to beat someone else.” /Simon Sinek
“Being the leader means you hold the highest rank, either by earning it, good fortune or navigating internal politics. Leading, however, means that others willingly follow you—not because they have to, not because they are paid to, but because they want to.” /Simon Sinek
“The rank of office is not what makes someone a leader. Leadership is the choice to serve others with or without any formal rank.” /Simon Sinek
“Let us all be the leaders we wish we had.” /Simon Sinek
“Charisma has nothing to do with energy; it comes from a clarity of WHY. It comes from absolute conviction in an ideal bigger than oneself. Energy, in contrast, comes from a good night’s sleep or lots of caffeine. Energy can excite. But only charisma can inspire. Charisma commands loyalty. Energy does not.” /Simon Sinek
“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 and sweat and tears.” /Simon Sinek
“Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them. People are either motivated or they are not. Unless you give motivated people something to believe in, something bigger than their job to work toward, they will motivate themselves to find a new job and you’ll be stuck with whoever’s left.” /Simon Sinek

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