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You Don’t Need to be a Visionary – It’s Fine to be a Follower | Simon Sinek

Visionaries know why they get out of bed each day. Do you? Ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek explains how to find direction and fulfillment in your personal and professional life. Sinek’s latest book is “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action” (https://goo.gl/IUeJuD).

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Transcript – I don’t know when it happened in the history but we’ve become obsessed with the concept of having a vision, right. And there’s this overwhelming pressure on entrepreneurs or any of us for that matter that we all have to have a vision. People even ask us so what’s your vision? You know what’s your vision in your job? What kind of vision do you want to build or follow? And at the end of the day we’re not all visionaries. We don’t all have big change the world kind of visions. And even if we have some sense of it very few of us are really capable or able of articulating that vision in words so clearly than others could imagine that same world that we imagine.

Sometimes it’s just a feeling. And so I think it puts an unfair stress and an unfair burden on all of us that we have to have a vision. I don’t know. I just want to go to work and be happy and feel like my life and my work is valuable. Do I need more than that? But I do believe we have to find a vision. We have to have direction. We have to have a north star. We have to know where we’re going. It doesn’t have to be the direction we set. It can be the direction that somebody else sets. So it’s very important for us to find a leader or find a company or find a vision in whom we believe so that our work is contributing to building that. So in the civil rights era some may not have been able to clearly articular the vision that they imagined. Read Full Transcript Here: https://goo.gl/aPzubP.

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