In this TED Talk, Simon Sinek, a management theorist, explores what makes a great leader in the context of trust. How do leaders foster a deep sense of trust and cooperation? What are the benefits of creating a circle of safety? Examine real life examples of what happens when a leader nurtures a secure environment.
What You’ll Learn
After completing the work on this page, you will be able to:
- Recall that leadership is a choice, not a right
- Know the meaning of and significance behind “head-count” versus “heart-count”
- Understand that a person’s natural reaction in a safe environment is trust and cooperation
- Comprehend that trust is about feelings, not instructions
Watch the Video
After watching the video, reflect on the following questions. Jot down your thoughts. Consider sharing this video with a colleague or a work group for an insightful discussion.
- What does it mean to put others first? How do you employ this concept in the workplace, your community, or at home?
- In the video, you learned that the leader sets the tone. Name a few ways a leader can foster the “right” tone. What are the benefits of the “right” tone in the workplace?
- What does the phrase “because they would have done it for me” mean to you?
- Name one action you can take to improve the circle of safety in your workplace environment and try it out for a week. Reflect on the results.