Simon is an unshakable optimist who believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single day feeling inspired, feel safe at work, and feel fulfilled at the end of the day, Simon is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. Simon is the author of multiple best-selling books including “Start With Why,” “Leaders Eat Last,” “Together is Better,” and “Find Your Why.” His new book,” The Infinite Game,” will be released in June 2019.
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Come Together and Others Don't
Why do only a few people get to say “I love my job”? It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning the lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong.
Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled at the end of each day.
This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.
When the conditions in our organizations are right, we naturally trust each other and cooperate. But when leaders neglect the environment in which their people must work, politics, silos, cynicism and self-interest prevail — all things that make it even more difficult for us to work together. The best leaders know how to build those conditions and the best organizations are the ones in which the people work together to confront danger and seize opportunities.
Simon will explain what it takes to create an environment in which people work as they were designed—together. It is under these conditions we are at our natural best.
“Thank you for taking the time to enlighten the Air Force’s newest senior leaders. Your candid perspective and clear insight will foster their success for many years and made this year’s program an outstanding success. The feedback we received from the group was unanimous—having you there was invaluable and memorable for each of them. Please accept my sincere appreciation for your contribution to this important forum.”
“A quick note to say thank you for a powerful session yesterday. I feel like you gave me a language for something that I have been exploring and wrestling with for a long time as a marketer here – so thank you for the personal impact you have had on me. I also got incredible feedback from many participants about how inspired they are – even the video staff and bartender commented to me how powerful the session was! There seems to be a hunger for Why everywhere.”
“Simon was one of the most impactful speakers at Birthing of Giants. After each of his 2 sessions, there was a bigger buzz than almost any other speaker over 7 years (and the speaker list is always incredible).”
“Your presentations to our audience at the Sales Summit was extraordinarily well received. Your insights touched a nerve here and left an indelible mark on those who were present. The evaluations were off the chart. Congratulations on a job well done.”
“Simon’s presentation was fantastic. He had the attendees full attention, and during the Q&A there was no shortage of interaction. The attendees felt is was one of the best presentations they have been part of and were very appreciative that Simon would take time out of his schedule to present at an Apple event.”