Getting Things Done – An Adaptation from Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn – Lessons in Leadership – Getting Things Done
How do you explain why others are able to achieve things that seem to defy all the assumptions? That’s the question Simon Sinek set out to explain in his 2009 TEDx Talk in Puget Sound, WA.
Sinek provides examples from the success of Apple Inc., the movement started by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as the Wright brothers being the first to achieve powered-man flight. In each situation, they seem to defy all the odds and prevail with their cause.
Sinek made a discovery in 2005 that profoundly changed his view on how he thought the world worked and the way in which he operates in it. This discovery was the uncovering of a pattern in which all the great leaders would think, act and communicate. It’s opposite of everyone else.
In 2011, Sinek released his book “START WITH WHY”. The book explores, “How great leaders inspire everyone to take action.” This inspired me to write “Start with Why – Create a Triangle of Trust Through Transparency.” It explains how you can use Sinek’s “Golden Circle” to build a Triangle of Trust for your company, organization or group.
Being a great leader is like being a parent. Just as we provide our children opportunity — to build self confidence, education and discipline when necessary all so that they can achieve more that we can imagine.
Leadership is not a rank. While there are people that have authority, that does not make them a leader. There are people who have no authority, but they themselves are leaders.
We call them leaders because:
- They go first, they take the risk before anyone else does.
- They choose to sacrifice so that their people may be safe, protected and so that they may gain.
When they do, the response is incredible. Their people will sacrifice for them, give them their blood, sweat and tears to see that their leaders vision comes to life. When they are asked “WHY” the response is always the same; “Because they would have done it for me. — Isn’t that the type of organization we all would like to work for? That’s the question Simon Sinek leaves us in his remarkable TED Talk, “Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe” shown below:
Simon Sinek leaves us with some very valuable lessons to improve ourselves personally and professionally.
What leadership lessons have made the biggest impact in your life?
About The Podcast Author
Emanuel James “Jim” Rohn was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. His rags to riches story played a large part in his work, which influenced others in the personal development industry.
Rohn was the recipient of the 1985 National Speakers Association CPAE Award for excellence in speaking.