72+ Inspirational Simon Sinek Quotes On Teamwork & Change

72+ Inspirational Simon Sinek Quotes On Teamwork & Change

Simon Sinek is a British-American motivational speaker and author.

He is also the author of 5 fantastic books, a few being: Start With Why and The Infinite Game.

His most popular book, titled Leaders Eat Last, featured on the bestseller lists of the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

We've put together an incredible collection of Simon Sinek quotes to read.

Here they are:


List of Inspiring Simon Sinek Quotes

“A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.” – Simon Sinek

“If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.” – Simon Sinek

“Let us all be the leaders we wish we had.” – Simon Sinek

“Leadership is always about people.” – Simon Sinek

“Most of us live our lives by accident – we live as it happens. Fulfilment comes when we live our lives on purpose.” – Simon Sinek

“There is a difference between giving directions and giving direction.” – Simon Sinek

“Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.” – Simon Sinek

“Hire people inspired to achieve something big over people who demand something big before they feel inspired.” – Simon Sinek

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek

“A star wants to see herself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around her become stars.” – Simon Sinek

“The value of networking is not measured by the number of people we meet but by the number of people we introduce to others.” – Simon Sinek

“To succeed takes more than the desire to win. It also takes the acceptance that we could fail.” – Simon Sinek

“The goal is not to be perfect by the end, the goal is to be better today.” – Simon Sinek

“You don’t hire for skills, you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills.” – Simon Sinek

“There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.” – Simon Sinek

“A boss has the title. A leader has the people.” – Simon Sinek

“The role of a leader is not to come up with all the great ideas. The role of a leader is to create an environment in which great ideas can happen.” – Simon Sinek

“There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” – Simon Sinek

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – Simon Sinek

“If you want to achieve anything in this world, you have to get used to the idea that not everyone will like you.” – Simon Sinek

“Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and, most importantly, a way of communicating.” – Simon Sinek

“It is better to disappoint people with the truth than to appease them with a lie.”- Simon Sinek

“Safe is good for sidewalks and swimming pools, but life requires risk if we are to get anywhere.” – Simon Sinek

“Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.” – Simon Sinek

“Don’t give to get. Give to inspire others to give.” – Simon Sinek

“Articulating our values as verbs gives us a clear idea – we have a clear idea of how to act in any situation.” – Simon Sinek

“Emails get reactions. Phone calls start conversations.” – Simon Sinek

“When we break eye contact to check our phones we degrade trust. Let’s keep our phones away from meals & meetings.” – Simon Sinek

“Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that doesn’t yet exist and the ability to communicate it.” – Simon Sinek

“If you have the opportunity to do amazing things in your life, I strongly encourage you to invite someone to join you.” – Simon Sinek

“If you care, do something. If you don’t care, please stay out of the way of those who do.” – Simon Sinek

“Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it.” – Simon Sinek

“A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.” – Simon Sinek

“Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it.” – Simon Sinek

“Leaders are the ones who have the courage to go first, to put themselves at personal risk to open a path for others to follow.” – Simon Sinek

“If you want to feel happy, do something for yourself. If you want to feel fulfilled, do something for someone else.” – Simon Sinek

“100% of customers are people. 100% of employees are people. If you don’t understand people you don’t understand business.” – Simon Sinek

“Bad leaders believe that they have to project control at all times.”- Simon Sinek

“Be the leader you wish you had.” – Simon Sinek

“Nike doesn’t want to make products for everyone – they want to make products for champions.” – Simon Sinek

“Under poor leaders we feel like we work for the company. With good leaders we feel like we work for each other.” – Simon Sinek

“Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet.” – Simon Sinek

“It doesn’t matter when we start. It doesn’t matter where we start. All that matters is that we start.” – Simon Sinek

“Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them; they hire already motivated people and inspire them.” – Simon Sinek

“The cost of leadership is self-interest.” – Simon Sinek

“If companies do not actively work to keep clarity, discipline and consistency in balance, then trust starts to break down.” – Simon Sinek

“The only way to ‘find out if it will work out’ is to do it.” – Simon Sinek

“Innovators are the ones whose dreams are clearer than the reality that tells them they’re crazy.” – Simon Sinek

“When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders.” – Simon Sinek

“Leadership is not a license to do less; it is a responsibility to do more.” – Simon Sinek

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” – Simon Sinek

“Value is not determined by those who set the price. Value is determined by those who choose to pay it.” – Simon Sinek

“The greatest contribution of a leader is to make other leaders.” – Simon Sinek

“No matter when or where, always bring your ‘A’ game, because you never know when it will open doors for you.” – Simon Sinek

“If you have a gift, it is called a gift for a reason: you have to give it away.” – Simon Sinek

“When we try to please everyone, we end up pleasing no one… least of all ourselves.” – Simon Sinek

“The leaders who get the most out of their people are the leaders who care most about their people.” – Simon Sinek

“Too many people confuse being rich or famous with being a leader. Wealth and fame are byproducts not qualifications to lead.” – Simon Sinek

“The art of leadership is about inspiring people to build something not threatening to break something.” – Simon Sinek

“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 goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe.” – Simon Sinek

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” – Simon Sinek

“Leadership is not a rank or a position, it is a choice – a choice to look after the person to the left of us & the person to the right of us.” – Simon Sinek

“There is a difference between working together and working in the same office.” – Simon Sinek

“We are drawn to leaders and organizations that are good at communicating what they believe.” – Simon Sinek

“If no one ever broke the rules, then we’d never advance.” – Simon Sinek

“At well led companies, people talk about the strength of the values. At poorly led companies, people complain about the pay & benefits.” – Simon Sinek

“We are not victims of our situation. We are the architects of it.” – Simon Sinek

“Leaders don’t look for recognition from others, leaders look for others to recognize.” – Simon Sinek

“There are many ways to motivate people to do things, but loyalty comes from the ability to inspire people.” – Simon Sinek

“The quality of a leader cannot be judged by the answers he gives, but by the questions he asks.” – Simon Sinek

“When you are an optimist, life has a funny way of looking after you.” – Simon Sinek

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