Simon Sinek at Live2Lead presents a talk on leadership and how great leaders inspire action and inspire others to do great things.
Contrary to popular belief, being a leader has nothing to do with being in an authoritative position, telling people what to do or ruling over them by fear. This is about how great leaders inspire action and greatness.
The truth of it is, that leadership has a lot more to do with taking care of the people who are in your charge and working as part of team and overseeing the dynamics of a working environment to ensure they get the most out of people and inspire them to do great things. It’s about nurturing, helping and guiding people to become the person they wish to be.
Creating an environment and a circle of safety and empathy where people feel valued, that they are an important part and key in any working scenario will make them feel needed and not just another spoke in the wheel of progress and purpose for the benefit of those that are in leadership positions.
As human social animals, we instinctively have a need to look after people, to help those in need and offer help. We are designed to take care of each other. It is this that’s the natural state of being a true leader.