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Leadership With Simon Sinek: Serving Those Who Serve Others

Jonathan Fields of Good Life Project spent close to an hour in deep conversation with Sinek discussing the impact of leadership, and how we should all be pushing ourselves by asking more questions and demanding that these questions be answered in a much simpler way.


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Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's insight:

"The worst leaders are the ones that think they have to know as much or more than the poeple who work with them." - Simon Sinek

 

Simon may be on to something basic here, in spite of his misplaced reference to evolution, his misunderstanding of the human mind when it comes to self-preservation (the first law of nature), his miscomparison of human beings to animals and the obvious implications of overlooking the moral law giver when it comes to right and wrong (the first law of human nature).  In other words, while there is nothing in evolution that explains the imperative to tell the truth as apposed to telling a lie or accounts for developing an "attitude of giving" or a wllingness to sacrifice for others, we can and should take seriously this idea of accepting that we, as leaders, don't (and can't, by definition, if you accept that teams outperform individuals even when that individual is the team lead) know more than those who work with us and every time we act as if we do, it signals the beginning of a demise and our failure as leaders. 

 

We should also altogether support Simon's rejection of the leadership of Jack Welch (GE) and his veneration of the leadership of Jim Sinegal (COSTCO). 

 

In fact, many of the ideas presented by Simon in this interview are consistent with the things I wrote about in my latest book, but we'd likely differ on the cause (whether the first or most proximate) of a Leadership - Culture - Performance connection in producing the effects being endorsed.  The obvious question now is, does it really matter where we ascribe the cause of right and effective leadership?  I believe it does matter and provide the rationale on pages 96 and 97 of Real Leadership! Are You Ready?

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Kenneth, thanks for sharing! 

 

An insight-packed chat with Simon Sinek!  Worth your time!

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Real Leadership! Are You Ready?
Dedicated to sharing the key concepts presented in my new book by the same title. It offers an emboldened look at what it takes to be a Real Leader. And I promise, it is not a walk in the park or snooze in the shade. By defining leadership as movement-by-appointment and introducing concepts like Leadership Platforms built and maintained around ideas like right leadership vs. wrong leadership and born-in leadership potential vs. made-in leadership performance, this topic will share insights to ignite your thinking about leadership in places you may have never before had a spark, and it will challenge you to take that new information and use it to improve your performance...brandishing the torch of an entirely new level of a personal leadership that can be used to elevate the level of leadership in your organization. I hope you enjoy and commit to using what may be discovered here, because Real Leaders are in short supply. You could be the next one. If you are ready, go to ready4realleadership.com to get started.
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Real Leadership! Are You Ready?: Rethinking and reframing personal and organizational potential and performance by Richard S. Dillard

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Real Leadership! Are You Ready?: Rethinking and reframing personal and organizational potential and performance by Richard S. Dillard
Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's insight:

Love and Leadership: When the second greatest commandment is “Love your neighbor as yourself,” there is a primary passage of reference placed on service ... A determined focus on, and unwavering commitment to, OTHERS is what ensures that our leadership remains effective. I simply can’t imagine a situation or scenario in life ... where we would continue to voluntarily follow someone (a leader) who we did not believe had our best interest in mind (a servant). We may give them obedience out of fear ... but this is not real followership and, by default, not Real Leadership!

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Great Leaders Serve | By Mark Miller | Culture: Light or Lightning? (Part 2)

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“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” I realize this is how I began last week’s post. However, the enormity of the task makes it a great way to begin
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No matter what, organizational culture is never left to luck, fate, chance, hope or magic. It is created by leadership...by a leader's impact. The real question is, are you addressing or ignoring your impact?

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What Is Your Character And Is It Helping Or Hurting You As A Leader?

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What you don't know about your own character may be exactly what's hurting you and your organization.

Via Anne Leong
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We've all heard the axiom "Character Counts!" Here's more evidence to support it. According to this study, there are "...four character habits that are universally valued across all human societies, and those are integrity, responsibility, compassion and forgiveness;" and other-focused leaders exhibit them to far greater levels than "self-focused" leaders. No surprises here. As Iv'e written elsewhere (#ready4realleadership), "excellence pursued simply because it can be done, for and with others, characterizes outstanding personal and organizational leadership performance....but only if the passion for excellence is tamed by virtues that place others squarely in and with the pursuit in an appropriate way." 

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Employee Motivation - The Traditional Approach doesn't work

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Employee Motivation requires companies to focus on intrinsic motivators, not the traditional extrinsic carrot & stick approach
Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's insight:

Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose; right on with unleashing Intrinsic Motivation to improve individual, group and organizational performance. But often it is removing the demotivators--embedded in organizational structures, systems, job design and leadership/ communication skills/ qualities--that presents the greater challenge. The answer lies in hard-wiring a different leadership-culture-performance connection. 

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7 Skills to Be a More Influential LeaderSwitch & Shift

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There are qualities and skills that we use to help ensure people will listen and be influenced to take action based on our words as well as skills that, when used, encourage people to open up to them and share more readily.

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On Leadership and Creating Good Habits of Spiritual Leaders - Linked 2 Leadership

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On Leadership and Creating Good Habits of Spiritual Leaders
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In order for us to break away from merely “playing with” leadership and move into the better alternative of Real Leadership through the [Leadership Enrichment LIFE-cycle] LEL-c, I believe our enrichment efforts must give serious consideration to the spiritual. And the benefits shouldn't be ignored. Along with offering an enlightened focus on who we really are,...Spiritual Intelligence helps us understand our purpose and to see things [and others] as they really are....This is of vital importance to real leaders because it is the only way we can truly learn, change, grow and lead. - Excerpt from Real Leadership! Are You Ready?

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Are you prepared for the leadership gap?

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Fewer employees are aspiring to C-level roles, preferring to use their leadership skills to make a direct impact on their organizations and colleagues from their current positions. What does that mean for the future of your business?

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Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's insight:

This is a rare paradigm shift back, and its about time. "Leadership is [becoming] less title-driven and more situational" and "Leadership development must be personalized." In reality, it has always been this way and there was never an exception. Thank you, millennials.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, April 10, 11:58 AM

Your top leadership is getting ready to retire, are you ready to handle the future?  Who will step up to leadership roles?

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The risky business of leadership development | SmartBlogs

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Business success today demands careful attention to risk management. Contingency plans, redundant systems, business continuity insurance, and countless oth
Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's insight:

In addition to the idea of "moderate risk taking"--one of five Roots of Excellence I first learned from Dr. J. Clayton Lafferty--when developing leaders, I'd add that both the leader providing the development opportunity and the leader being developed must also have a good grasp of the other 4 roots: passion for excellence, belief in cause and effect, confidence that effort counts (not just results) and a desire for feedback.

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The 9 Keys to Highly Collaborative Workplace Cultures

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Work harder. Dress for success. Land the next big promotion. And whatever you do — make sure you win! Widely regarded as a universal leadership and business asset, competitiveness is being …
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Culture counts! And for more information on What Type? Why? and How Much?, take a short read through my Real Leadership primer: CultureIMPACT! : The Impact of Organizational Culture on the Efficacy of Management [Kindle Edition Available at Amazon.com]

 

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The Power of Being Your Best - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development

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As the leader you should be asking yourself questions every day: How am I going to be my best? How am I going to leave people better than I found them?
Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's insight:

There is a profound difference in becoming the best vs. YOUR best, or inspiring others to be the best vs. THEIR best. Any time I read something about this, I'm reminded of the late Tim Hansel who understood this difference on a personal, non-neutral level...as every World-changing leader must.

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On Leadership, Humility and the Self-Discovered Leader

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So with all the talk about leadership, have you ever noticed how many conversations on this topic take place in the third person?
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Here's my latest Blog post from linked2leadership.com. As always, feedback and thoughts are welcomed and encouraged.

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The Spirit of All Seasons, the Essence of Leadership and the Letter of the Law

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From Kiev to Ferguson: Stable Words in an Unstable World | RZIM

Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's insight:

What Ravi so eloquently states and appropriately sets forth in this BLOG post at RZIM is what Real Leadership is all about. Imagine if our Nation’s leaders were encouraging this type of response…love, forgiveness, healing and reconciliation. We would see real progress. Instead, we are caught in a real “progress trap.”

 

Ronald Wright gets credit for putting it this way in A Short History of Progress: “In a progress trap, those in positions of authority are unwilling to make changes necessary for future survival. To do so they would need to sacrifice their current status and political power at the top of a hierarchy.” — Wikipedia

 

Being someone who fully understands the human condition–namely because I am fully human–I can fully enter into this idea and the reasons that Ravi lists for why they wouldn’t want to do such a thing. I can also understand why they, instead, choose “…the platitudes of political double-speak remind[ing] us that if we hope in politics and laws we will make the suicidal blunder of thinking that laws change hearts. They do not. Societal laws are always at the mercy of power brokers, as language without integrity of heart lends itself to the machinations of demagogues.” — Ravi Zacharias, From Kiev to Ferguson: Stable Words in an Unstable World | RZIM.

 

As Charles Colson once challenged all of us: “Where is the hope? I meet millions who tell me that they feel demoralized by the decay around us. Where is the hope? The hope that each of us has is not in who governs us or what laws are passed or what great things we do as a Nation. Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people. And that’s where our hope is in this country. That’s where our hope is in life.”

 

How’s your leadership influencing others? Are you stuck in a progress trap? Where’s your hope? Is it in those who govern us and the laws they pass? If so, let me take this opportunity to ask something great of you. Be someone who get’s it and then get on with it! Make a commitment today to break out of the trap and start having hope in the power of God to work through your heart, then continue the transformation by giving yourself, and your hope, away for the benefit of others. That is Real Leadership! Are You Ready?

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Real Leadership! Are You Ready?

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Rethinking & Reframing | Personal & Organizational | Potential & Performance
Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's insight:

An overview of the Leadership Enrichment LIFE-cycle model--previously presented in the 4-part series one step (e.g., stage) at a time--including features and benefits.

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Memorial Day-2015

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Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's insight:

As a United States Marine I spend a great deal of time on developing leadership-sometimes as an instructor; always as a student. It has been this way since I first "Earned the Title" on August 31, 1984. But on this and every Memorial Day, any reference to leadership ought rightly to be made exclusively in honor and remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. May we never forget the rich heritage we've been given by their selflessness, and may we continually repay that debt with our gratitude. In memoriam of who they were and what they did, SEMPER FI! 

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Positive Teams Are More Productive

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Research-based ways to make your employees happier.

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Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's insight:

Not surprising to see Leadership and Culture top the list of things we should be addressing in order to create a more positive impact. And instead of placing this in terms of positive vs negative, consider effective vs ineffective when it comes to leadership, and constructive vs defensive when it comes to culture. 

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Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, March 18, 11:46 PM

Make sense, right? I'm all about it Baby! All too often though, we see negative, cynical attitudes adopted. This post provides some excellent suggestions to make positivity happen! ❤️

Bryce Kramm's curator insight, March 21, 10:31 PM

What organizational-related topics are most important to you right now?
 

Dale Carnegie Training's Quarterly Pulse Survey of 23,000 leaders revealed “employee engagement” and “change management” are exponentially more popular than other expressions. Contact us to learn how we equip organizations to assess "soft skills" training ROI.

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Driving Employee Engagement through Leadership | Leadership | Training Industry

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There are multiple drivers of employee engagement, from pride in working for the company to having a voice in the way things operate. However, the impact of the relationship with the direct manager is a constant.

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Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's insight:

Spot on...relationships for Real Leaders (#ready4realleadership) matter. Engagement is what happens when leaders treat those in their organizational down-line as their primary customers--as those who benefit most from their leadership products and services. 

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On Leadership, Forgiveness and The Authentic Leader - Linked 2 Leadership

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The roots connecting forgiveness to leadership in the organizational context run deep in the servant model.
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Real leaders understand and practice the virtue of forgiveness.

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Providing the 'Context' for Leadership Learning

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‘Providing the context for leadership learning’If you ask most leaders about leadership development, they will often associate this with formal classroom training.
Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's insight:

Contextual learning, or what my good friend Anastasia Hansel refers to as non-neutral learning opportunities, is where it's at when it comes to leadership development. But we have to also remember that success here rises and falls on the leader's personal commitment and openness to learning. The notion that we can develop someone else's leadership (or even aid in the effort through coaching/ mentoring without their consent) is erroneous. Sticking someone who is unwilling to learn, change, grow and lead into a classroom for textual learning or into the best environments for contextual learning is like mapping out a journey from a starting point that will never enable you to reach the target destination. First identify those who want learn about leadership and they will personally take care of the development. 

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The #1 Workplace Culture ChallengeSwitch & Shift

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The word “culture” has lost its meaning due to the proliferation of over-simplified and inconsistent workplace culture content that’s all over the popular press. CEO’s know culture is important but there is a complete lack of clarity surroundin [...]
Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's insight:

As my good friend, Dave Guerra, writes in The Superperforming CEO; the chapter on Measuring Things Hardly Measured: "The new frontier of intangible value is corporate culture."

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The 4 Biggest Myths About Leadership

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A lot of people who think they understand leadership have fallen for some common myths and misconceptions. It's best to learn what these myths are so we uncover the truth.
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These are basic to a proper understanding of Real Leadership! I would only modify one of Daskal's conclusions: True leadership can ONLY be awarded, appointed or assigned by those who choose to follow your lead.

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The Four Roots of Engagement

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Haven’t we talked about employee engagement enough? Nope! Because despite the amount of time, energy and effort that organizations around the globe are investing in helping engage people in work, things aren’t improving much. Weekly pizza socials, guest speakers and telecommuting options are certainly appealing. I like pizza as much as the next guy. And, […]
Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's insight:

These four basic roots of engagement actually reminded me of something I heard years ago: treat employees as volunteers you actually want to return to your organization each day. Even better, I'm reminded of W. Edwards Deming's famous retort to the management challenge of having too much "dead wood" lying around: "Did you hire it or did you kill it?" Either is a failure of leadership.

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On Leadership, Suffering and The Sacrificial Leader - Linked 2 Leadership

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There is no gain without pain in many areas of our experience, and real leadership is no exception. On Leadership, Suffering and The Sacrificial Leader
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It's been said that ultimate sacrifice demands great pain. So it is with Real Leadership!

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Mindfulness and Leadership: Three Easy Ways to Be a Better Leader

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In the world of coaching, we’ve long practiced and shared the concepts of mindfulness with clients because we’ve seen and felt the results. Mindfulness as it’s practiced as a part of leadership dev...

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Great, simple tip: mindfulness! As leaders, we most need to be mindful of the impact we are having on others. As this article points out, those we engage with on a daily basis are usually the first to notice when we're slipping.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, April 2, 10:53 AM

Be mindful and present in all that you do....

Cassie premo steele's curator insight, April 7, 10:41 AM

Here's a great article on how mindfulness can help us be leaders.

Aisli Madden's curator insight, April 12, 7:59 AM

This is a great read for fellow mindful entrepreneurs! #mindfulness Don't forget to buy "Zenji Heals his Muzzy Bug" on #kickstarter b4 its too late! http://bit.ly/BBkickstart   ; #mindfulness 

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Lead Like Reagan

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Dan Quiggle, best selling author and keynote speaker, and Peggy Grande, keynote speaker, Leadership Training, Destination Management Company, Event Planning

Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's insight:

A great look into the incredible impact of a remarkable man. Dan does a masterful job and this book has now been added to my recommended reading list for anyone who endeavors to leave a lasting, positive impact on others...on our Nation...on our World. As a personal aside, I recently had the distinct pleasure of meeting Peggy Grande, personal assistant to President Ronald Reagan from 1989-1999. Having contributed to Dan Quiggle's new book: Lead Like Reagan, it was a special honor to receive a signed copy from her. Thank you, Peggy. I'm grateful we exchanged books and I hope you enjoy Real Leadership! Are You Ready? as much as I enjoyed Lead Like Reagan.

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Leadership Platforms -- The Goal of Enrichment

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I’ll readily admit, this appealed to my deep desire to leave a legacy of positive change in the world…something I would laughingly refer to as my “legacy complex.” I also have to admit that I knew ...
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Here's the latest installment on Leadership Enrichment!

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