Career Testing
Career Testing
Career Testing
LEADERSHIP / APR. 01, 2015
version 2, draft 2

How Do You Become a Leader?

“Our jobs are killing us. And the people who are responsible are the leaders.” Simon Sinek

Leaders Are Made Not Born

In this engaging video by ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek, entitled: Why Leaders Eat Last, you’ll discover a valuable perspective about leadership. Sinek argues that leaders are not born; they’re made. Leaders, he says, receive privileges, but at a cost. For example, when danger is present, there is an expectation that the leader will step in to mitigate all dangers even at his own expense. But essentially, leadership is about three key things: passion, purpose and people.

Sinek’s perspective is an enlightening, original and passionate one, and his charge at bankers is particularly heartfelt. It’s a great video that’s worth your time; I’m sure.

See Also: The Big 5 Personality Traits of Leaders

If you’re in a leadership position, what are your thoughts on the video? What do you feel makes leaders stand out from those who simply have  power? Let me know your comments using the box below – I look forward to hearing from you!

Get our FREE eBook!
'6 Steps to Landing Your Next Job'

LEAVE A COMMENT

0 comments

 

RELATED ARTICLES

How do so Many Psychos Become Leaders?
LEADERSHIP / NOV 19, 2014

Whilst it’s easy to believe that psychopaths are purely criminals and other such deviants, there is actually a lot of evidence to suggest that our workplaces are chock...

mentor
LEADERSHIP / MAR 30, 2016

You are the leader your company deserves, but not the one it needs. Actually you’re not even that, you need to become the leader your company deserves, but how do you do...

How to Become a Thought Leader
LEADERSHIP / FEB 11, 2014

The concept of thought leader is the greatest form of praise, and perhaps the hardest title to earn. The Oxford English Dictionary defines thought leader as someone...

Group of young people in business meeting
LEADERSHIP / JAN 20, 2016

If you want to get a job, you need to show employers how much of a leader you are. Leadership skills, every employer agrees, are essential in the workplace. Taking...

How to Discover The Leader Within You
LEADERSHIP / DEC 01, 2014

Despite what you might think to the contrary, there is a leader within you. Unfortunately, our natural leadership tendencies can be dampened as we progress through the...

leadership
LEADERSHIP / JUL 19, 2014

Leadership is a key element in your professional life. You don’t need to be socially adept or even comfortable, to lead though. Simply stated, you need to have confidence...

Get our FREE eBook!
'6 Steps to Landing Your Next Job'
G up arrow