Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.
In this Behind the Brand video interview with Entrepreneur magazine, Simon presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action. He tells host Bryan Elliott that effective leadership can come from anywhere within the company: from the top, the middle — or the tail can wag the dog.
“You don’t really need the top guy to effect change if that person is dysfunctional leader,” he says. “Remember, though leaders may have authority, power always belongs to the people.”
Sinek explains how the the same is true in business: Leadership is a learned skill, just like basketball, parenting or anything else.