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May 05, 2016


email feedback from three readers

1. really fantastic video! Thanks

2. Great video. I'd been meaning to watch it when I saw it on Facebook, but your Friday Reflection was a great reminder / kick in the butt.

It's a good reminder that leaders (and really, all of us should be leaders regardless of position in the company) should strive to help others and help the group feel safe. I've been thinking a lot lately why I feel so different at work here in ....vs.... in , and a lot of it has to do with the human connection to my co-workers. In ....., we spent (....) a lot of time together, had lunch together, walked over and talked to each other instead of just emailing. It was much less transactional. This video serves as a reminder that I need to reduce the 'transactions' and work more on building relationships through actual interaction.

Thanks, as always, for giving your readers something important to think about,

3. Good timing on this one.

Don Lee

It's an incredible story.


I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

Thanks for the great video full of science based explanations of organizations and behaviors we encounter daily


This guy is Incredible!!1


Very very true, every single piece of them!!

Bottom Line

This says it all
“The leaders of great organizations do not see people as a commodity to be managed to help grow the money. They see the money as the commodity to be managed to help grow their people.”


Thank you Anand for sharing this talk.
Simon Sinek makes a great story-teller, and he frames his story around just 5 biochemicals in the human body, and uses just 2 flip chart pages (2 slides) to illustrate his ideas during a 45-minute odyssey. I watched this video and was grabbed by some of of the ideas he finds behind the biochemicals...lessons about leadership, safety, cooperation, generosity.

Sadly, the big companies of the world are increasingly alienating their employees in order to satisfy their shareholders and to enrich their own purses. This is primarily justified in terms of long-term survival (cutting the weak people and the unprofitable projects). Without a doubt, the cutting of failed projects is important, but cutting people indiscriminately can have an unintended, uncontrollable propagate distrust throughout an entire organization. (A similar story was told to me years ago as a boy, the fable of "warm-fuzzies & cold-pricklies" )

As Sinek points out, some big corporate leaders sacrifice others for their own benefit, rather than demonstrating leadership for the benefit of the whole team. The people in the organization see this, and their feelings of safety and cooperation are compromised. This reflects on how effectively they work with each other, or with customers. It is potentially a death spiral. Aesop's fable of the 4 oxen and the lion is the perfect description.

In Sinek's definition, leadership is the ability to foster trust and cooperation in an organization, and trust and cooperation are the 2 qualities that enable long-term survival for humanity. One can only hope that organizations (and indeed the whole human race) will someday grasp this concept.

California Guy


I am glad that I spent 45:50 of my personal time to watch this video. I will watch this video again and pause it many times so I can capture all of the key points.

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