Leadership expert and best-selling author
Simon Sinek is an optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together.
A trained ethnographer and author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Sinek has held a lifelong curiosity for why people and organizations do the things they do. Fascinated by the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in the world — those with the capacity to inspire — he has discovered some remarkable patterns of how they think, act, and communicate. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking in order to help other leaders and organizations inspire action.
Sinek shares his optimism with all who will listen. He speaks around the globe and has commented for local and national press, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, FastCompany, CMO Magazine, NPR, and BusinessWeek. Sinek is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, writes his own blog, simonsinek.com, and makes regular guest appearances on MSNBC’s Your Business, among others.
Sinek is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, one of the most highly regarded think tanks in the world. He is also active in the arts and not-for-profit world, working with Education for Employment Foundation to help create opportunities for young men and women in the Middle East region. When not in hotels, he lives in New York, where he teaches graduate-level strategic communications at Columbia University.