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Start with Why: How great leaders inspire action | Classic, Video

"People don't buy what you do, but buy why you believe it."

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...


The law of diffusion of innovation:  TIVO, the single highest quality product on the market, great market conditions.  Yet a commercial failure.

For Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech, there where no invitations.  The focus was on belief.  250,000 people showed up to hear him speak.  They showed up for themselves for what they believed for America.  25% of the audience was white. 

“[Martin Luther King, Jr.] gave the ‘I have a dream’ speech, not the ‘I have a plan’ speech.” 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

From one of the comments:  "Therefore, good leadership is not pushing and/or pulling people (normally done by top management) but acting so that people do it for themselves and by themselves."   - Deb

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Want Cultural Change to Stick? Change The Way You Operate - Forbes

Want Cultural Change to Stick? Change The Way You Operate - Forbes | Change Leadership Watch |

"Do you want sustained cultural change ? Until the operations change, NOTHING will stick."

Yeah, yeah.  Change consultants know that cultural change can kickstart with organizational changes or strategic changes that look powerful & imply true change. But it is the work in the trenches, the operations changes that make the difference for going the distance.


“Building a team that combined the old and the new was critical to our success."


Excerpted, a few of the golden gems:

[Operations] is often the most difficult part of the change process because operations involve ingrained habits, practices, and systems.

It’s worth the effort because corporate culture is the only truly sustainable competitive advantage.  [DN:  I'd add leader behaviors for innovation, coaching & team collaboration support.]

From the Equifax case study:

“Building a team that combined the old and the new was critical to our success.

It was critical for me as a leader to not underestimate the people part, getting people to engage, be willing to support and sustain the change.

Strategy and execution has to be joined by a very strong psychological conversion of beliefs, from the old patterns to the new.” 

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It's got to be about Why, not How: How Great Leaders Inspire Action, Simon Sinek

"Why FIRST:  Communication and the Golden Circle:  Why, How, What?  Inspire where others do not.  Profit is JUST a result NOT a reason for existing."

Simon's examples include Apple (why so innovative?), Martin Luther King (lead major change, Civil Rights movement), and the Wright brothers (controlled powered manned flight that others did not achieve, tho' were working on.)



"The goal is to do business with people who believe what YOU believe." ~ Simon Sinek



Apple:  NOT, What we do, great computers.  Want to buy one?

RATHER:  Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is making products that are beautifully designed, simple to use & user friendly.  We happen to make computers.  Want to buy one?

Counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling. Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" 

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How Luther went Viral like Arab Spring: Message, Movement & Social Media

How Luther went Viral like Arab Spring: Message, Movement & Social Media | Change Leadership Watch |

"Leader lessons from those who were too slow to adapt to new ways of sharing the message."

Higher education and churches are exemplars of slow change.  There are many examples of higher education disruption in this curation stream.  Here's the first church-based example with more to come.  The lessons apply to all change leaders, especially considering the pervasiveness of culture & belief in institutions of all types.



Tom Standage of The Economist magazine wrote an article comparing the Protestant Reformation to the current use of social media in the Arab Spring.


Martin Luther, he says, was a relatively unknown cleric who took advantage of the hottest technology of 1517. He wrote short articles and theses, printed short and punchy pamphlets and also developed catchy hymns to pass his message along.


Tom points out three major ways that the Reformation-age use of printing parallels our own social media.


1) he connected directly with the everyman, writing in German, not Latin. He lead singing that stuck with people. He wrote short, non-theological works to make powerful points.


2)  When the church wanted to refute Luther, they wrote in Latin and attacked his theology. leaders understood, but failed to capture the everyman...


3)  Finally, ...Martin Luther ultimately could not control his own message.   ...On the negative side, this lead to a bloody peasant's rebellion that Luther had to distance himself from. On the positive side, ...the Reformation was free to spread out of Germany and across the world.


Wednesday, 15 February 2012 

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