Henry Cloud, Heather Larson with Bill Hybels
About this Episode
A leader's success does not depend upon being the source of solutions, but rather being a catalyst for identifying solutions. Would you describe yourself as a resourceful leader? In this Defining Moments, Heather Larson — Executive Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church — interviews acclaimed Leadership Expert and Psychologist Henry Cloud about the pivotal importance of resourcefulness in leadership.
“Leaders do not always make the connection between our personal lives and our leadership,” says clinical psychologist and popular author Dr. Henry Cloud. In his main session talk at Connection 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Dr. Cloud shares how God crafts us to do His work and challenges leaders that our level of personal growth will determine our fruitfulness in that calling.
In this in-depth talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek reveals the hidden dynamics that inspire leadership and trust. In biological terms, leaders get the first pick of food and other spoils, but at a cost. When danger is present, the group expects the leader to mitigate all threats even at the expense of their personal well-being. Understanding this deep-seated expectation is the key difference between someone who is just an “authority” versus a true “leader.”
For more on this topic, check out Sinek’s latest book Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t now available for pre-order.
About Simon Sinek
A trained ethnographer and the author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek has held a life-long curiosity for why people and organizations do the things they do. Studying the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in the world and achieve a more lasting success than others, he discovered the formula that explains how they do it.
Sinek’s amazingly simple idea, The Golden Circle, is grounded in the biology of human decision-making and is changing how leaders and companies think and act.
His innovative views on business and leadership have earned him invitations to meet with an array of leaders and organizations, including Microsoft, Dell, SAP, Intel, Chanel, Members of the United States Congress, and the Ambassadors of Bahrain and Iraq.
Sinek recently became an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, one of the most highly regarded think tanks in the world. He also works with the non-profit Education for Employment Foundation to help create opportunities for young men and women in the Middle East region. He lives in New York, where he teaches graduate level strategic communications at Columbia University.
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