attending a management/leadership event in your community

attending a management/leadership event in your community

What you must do is post in the Discussion Forum:

1) The Event Attended in the Subject Box

2) What Your Learned in the Message Box

3) How Does it Pertain to the Course in the Message Box

Provide evidence such as attaching a picture of yourself at the event or a flyer.

You may also attend a TED Talk or a Webinar and provide the link.


This Ted talk is by Simon Sinek, called “How Great Leaders Inspire Action. He discussed the psychological way that people think, and how the world works. ITS A MUST-WATCH. 

He claims that there is a pattern with all of the great leaders through their thoughts and actions that differ from normal, everyday people.

Everyday People: Everyone knows what they do, but less people ever think about how they do it, and very few people really think about and understand why.
Leaders: They think about why they need to do something/make a change, they think of how they’re going to do this, and then they say what they do.

He says, “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it” and, “The goal is not to do business with people who need what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe” (The Why)

He compares Apple with other companies to illustrate the difference between the leading companies and “everyday” companies. It’s actually incredibly intereresting and inspiring! He backs his research up with science (biology). It’s such a good watch, and I definitely reccommend it!

This can be connected with our class when he says:
“The goal is not just to hire people who need a job. It’s to hire people who believe what you believe… If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. If you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.”

By doing this, you will successfully complete one of the (5) schools of thought: Staffing.

Sinek goes on to talk about how the Wright brothers were trying to fly an airplane along with Samuel Langley. Langley had the “recipe for success” and the Wright brothers had nothing. Langely was even given $50,000 from the government. He had the best workers and great publicity. The Wright brothers had no money, no education, and no publicity, but they were driven by a a dream, unlike Langely who was driven by the fame and money. The pepole who worked for both of them followed their passions. This is why the Wright Brothers were able to acomplish the goal of taking flight before Langely. Sinek also proves that Langely was focused on the wrong goal, because instead of being inspired to approve on the wright brother’s plan, they wanted to be first. Upon failing, Langely quit.

Your passions will lead to more success than the right conditions. When people believe what you believe, they will take your cause and make it their own. They will follow it for themselves, not just for you.

There are leaders, and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power, or authority. But those who lead, inspire us… We follow those who lead, not for them, but for ourselves. It’s those who start with ‘why’ that have the abiltiy to inspire others.

I 100% urge you to watch this yourself!