Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Are You Providing a Circle of Safety for Your Team?

Simon Sinek's circle of safety
"When people feel safe and protected by the leadershp in the organization, the natural reaction is to trust and cooperate." ~ Simon Sinek

Video Highlights
  • Deep emotion such as compassion says volumes about a leader.
    • Watch CBS's news story about Congressional Medal of Honor Captain William Swenson and his leadership during and after the incident (future blog topic).

  • The leadership environment can give each of us the capacity to do remarkable things. 
  • "Better" people have a deep sense of trust and cooperation.
  • Trust and cooperation are feelings that are found within our circle of safety.
    • The leader sets the tone. When a leader makes a choice to put the safety and lives of the people inside the organization first, to sacrifice their comfort and sacrifice the tangible so the people remain and feel safe, remarkable things happen.
    • If the conditions are wrong, we're forced to spend our own time and energy to protect ourselves from each other and that in turn weakens the organization. 
  • Leadership is a choice. It is not a rank.
"Leadership is a choice. It is not a rank." ~ Simon Sinek

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