Recently I had an opportunity to talk to one of my favorite authors and thinkers, Simon Sinek. The conversation was far reaching, and thousands of people have tuned in to watch the interview.
Our conversation, which took place during our recent Virtual SAS® Global Forum 2020, ranged from the infinite mindset and innovation to embracing change and how to be a leader during COVID-19.
As we were talking, many viewers took the time to tweet their favorite snippets of wisdom from Simon. Seeing what was tweeted gave me a good sense of which quotes resonated with attendees. I am going to share three of those tweets here with the hope that these quotes inspire you to watch the full interview next.
“Call your team. That empathy is critical now. The need to check in on each other & the ability to say ‘I’m having a hard day’ is more important than ever.” Listening in on today’s #SASGF talk w/ @simonsinek and @oschabenberger #leadership #change @CleanAgencyInc @SASsoftware pic.twitter.com/v71Ade1vis
— Victoria (@vkearns) June 16, 2020
"I've never met a good leader who thinks they're an expert in leadership. All the best leaders I've met, all think they're students of leadership. They're obsessed with learning...any good leader shows up with humility that they don't know everything." @simonsinek at #SASGF pic.twitter.com/Na5JICJL5M
— Garrett Putman (@gputman) June 16, 2020
Consistency matters. An off-site leadership training provides intensity yet the every day events, the random little things, makes the difference.
With the infinite game, we embrace change and surprises says @simonsinek #humanskills #infinitegame #sasgf pic.twitter.com/lOdx6FkYTH
— Michelle Homes (@HomesAtMetacoda) June 16, 2020
Throughout our conversation, Simon offered many examples of effective leadership and an infinite mindset. “No one will ever be the best leader in the world,” he said. “It’s an infinite game. It’s a game of constant growth and improvement.”
As a lifelong learner myself, I take great inspiration from his point of view. My goal with every endeavor, from programming to playing guitar and leadership, is to learn a little more every day and to enjoy the process of improving.
See a clip of the interview below, and then register to watch the full video on the Virtual SAS Global Forum site. It is available for free through July 16.