Dave Tate emailed the entire staff a link to a TED Talk a few months ago. The speaker at this TED Talk turned out to be one of my most recent guests on the Sports Performance Podcast. One thing we have all learned working for elitefts is that Dave never wants to wast our time with overly cliché, pseudo-motivational material that will not help the company or align with our core -values. After watching Simon Sinek talk about The Golden Circle, we realized his presentation summed up the core infrastructure of the values to a T.

There aren't a lot of things I read or listen to that truly impact my life. It is difficult to find the message that sincerely alters the way I think and perceive my environment in a more positive light. Simon Sinek is one of the few whose core concepts and beliefs resonate with such a vast majority. Leadership is a skill necessary for any team or business. Sinek has preached and lived by the selfless habits of what true leadership is, and we all can benefit.

Topics Covered in this Podcast

  1. The Golden Circle for Coaches
  2. Urgent at the Expense of the Important
  3. How to Undersell and Over-Deliver When Getting Hired as a Coach
  4. Why Chip Kelly May Be onto Something
  5. Why People Believed in Martin Luther King Jr.
  6. Leadership is a Skill and a Practice
  7. Why Leaders Eat Last
  8. Coaches Set the Tone for Any Team
  9. Pitfalls as a Business Owner
  10. The Three Most Important Aspects of Presenting

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About Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together.

Imagine a world where people wake up every day inspired to go to work, feel safe while they are there, and return home at the end of the day feeling fulfilled by the work they do, feeling that they have contributed to something greater than themselves.

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.
A trained ethnographer, he is the author of two books: the global best seller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and his newest book, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t.

Fascinated by the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in their organizations and in the world, those with the capacity to inspire, he has discovered some remarkable patterns about how they think, act and communicate and the environments in which people operate at their natural best. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking in order to help other leaders and organizations inspire action.He is best known for popularizing the concept of Why and for the talk he gave on the subject that became the second most watched talk of all time on TED.com. Sinek’s unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international attention and have earned him invitations to meet with an array of leaders and organizations, including: 3M, Costco, Deckers, Ernst & Young, HSM, jetBlue, KPMG, Pfizer, NBC/Universal, the military, government agencies and entrepreneurs. Sinek has also had the honor of sharing his ideas at the United Nations, the United States Congress and with the senior leadership of the United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, and United States Army.

Sinek shares his optimism with all who will listen. He speaks around the globe and has commented for local and national press, including The New York Times, Inc. Magazine, NPR, BusinessWeek. Sinek is active on Twitter and writes his own blog, simonsinek.com.
Sinek is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, one of the most highly regarded think tanks in the world. He is also active in the arts and not-for-profit world, working with charity: water, an organization devoted to helping bring clean water to the over 700 million people around the world who don’t yet have it. He also serves on the board of the Tami Stronach Dance Company.
He lives in New York.

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