21 thoughts on “Leaders put people first

  1. Well said, but capitalism is killing every essence you presented. Leaders at all levels are just about their selfish agenda, and they treat workers like dispensable chess pieces. Even the company create transferable job scopes as a strategy to cope with high turnovers. Large companies doesn’t care, they have the resources to do that. It has became a plague to all capitalistic country. No one is willing to take the first step, it is a depressing sign.

  2. I think im failing… i believe im inspiring confidence in the people who are in my charge and they are beginning to succeed and grow as professionals… however no one is watching out for my best interests i want to grow as well but how do i do that when im putting them before me?

  3. You can use other examples instead of Apple. They seem to have lost their way. Kinda predictable actually.

  4. I agree with you Simon. True leaders are the one’s that go out of their way to support the people around them.

  5. One of the most important things a great manager can do is to let a report do something in a different way (and perhaps not as well) as they could have done it themselves. Getting the job done is only part of it. Having the employee learn from the experience is another part of it. And sometimes—more often than you might think—they will surprise you and do it better than you could have envisioned.

  6. Simon says – always good words, thanks for sharing your gift! I mean it =)
    For leaders (and followers) team members, business owners, everyone interested in either having or following a leader, at least anyone interested in being a leader over your self – I highly recommend Simons books on the topic "Why" and, "Tribes" by Seth Godin (truly inspiring) and "Extreme ownership – how US Navy Seals Lead and Win" by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

  7. Too bad most of my NCO's in the Army couldn't figure out this simple fact that Simon Sinek so eloquently points out…

  8. Simon i have a question in my mind. Can leaders behave childish sometimes? would it make them as a non serious leader?

  9. Leaders where I work keep making people redundant. I guess that's all part of their "inspirational vision".

  10. There are times the "manager " is the manager because of being at the right place at the right time. These types have absolutely no idea how to lead. They are usually power drunk and push their people to breaking points because they figure it is easier to replace them then actually make them better by true leadership

  11. You are so correct in this thinking. Jesus said, "If you love me feed my sheep. If you love me feed my lambs. It is about giving to others and caring for others that will make one a great leader. Feeding people will take observation and wisdom. Wisdom provides discernment, knowledge, understanding and insight on how to effectively provide the individualized and collective guidance to lead people in the most productive and fulfilling future. Good word!

  12. "The beginning of knowledge is the fear of the Lord, but fools despise wisdom and instruction " . A great manager sees people for who/what they are. It does not matter, the "what" a job is specifically. We all must be trained. Some people are either poor learners, or even worse, poorly taught. It's seeing that "fear of the Lord ". It glows; it exudes from their pores. Those are the shinning stars that real leaders recognize. Do I buy used light bulbs? Well, even on sale it's a poor choice. Now I could go get a PhD in used light bulb purchasing, or I could just buy new, knowing through the confidence and previous experiences of countless others that is "wisdom". Want to be a great leader? Dream on! Want to be a good leader? Follow the Lord. Does this sound too difficult? Watch who your following….they might run you over when they start backtracking!

  13. Do the characteristics of a leader are bound to the specifically his organisation? or is more of being a leader as a person and showing the qualities of empathy and togetherness towards every person they meet in their life? where does it should be started?

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