In Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration, published by Portfolio/Penguin Random House (September 2016), Simon Sinek offers some excellent advice on how to follow this African proverb: “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
o Challenge what is worth attacking; defend what is worth protecting.
o Visions are like plants: they need to be nourished.
o Talk less and do more…and do it with others.
o Ideas without purpose or impact evaporate.
o No matter when and where we start, “All that matters is that we start.”
o If no one thinks your idea is crazy, re-evaluate it.
o No plan ever goes according to plan.
o Don’t complain about it. Replace it with something much better.
o Members of bad teams are silos disguised as human beings.
o People can’t work very well together unless they trust each other.
o You don’t have to like associates but it helps.
o Success excites; the process of achieving it fulfills.
o Small failures usually pave the road to success…if you don’t give up en route.
o You can convince minds but hearts have to be won.
You may wish to check out Simon’s TED Talk, How great leaders inspire action. Here’s a direct link.
You may also wish to check out Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
, also published by Portfolio/Penguin Random House (2009).
o Chase dreams rather than competitors.To learn more about Simon and his work, please click here.