History has seen countless great leaders who have not only been successful but have also ensured that the people who support them or work under them are successful as well. A good leader always puts the interest of their employees over their own and is willing to sacrifice the numbers for the people. In short, good leaders also produce a great set of next-gen leaders. This brilliant Ted Talk by Simon Oliver Sinek, a British-American author, and inspirational speaker revolves around why some leaders are so popular and why teams put their heart and soul towards ensuring that the vision of such leaders is realized.
Hope you enjoyed the talk. Leadership, as Sinek says, is protecting your team against dangers. It has been the same since ancient times and will continue to be the same in the future. The dangers, be it new technology, financial crunches, lack of motivation, etc will always be there and will evolve constantly. What must remain consistent is the ability of a leader to trust in their team, keep them as a family and help them feel safe thus allowing them to grow.
While learning leadership qualities is a gradual process, a significant part of being a good leader involves understanding your employees. Berryworks, a deep learning employee voice platform helps leaders get the pulse of their organization by understanding employee sentiment via interactive conversations. This helps leaders acquire actionable insights that help to create employee-friendly policies thereby creating strong trust between the employees and the employer, the most important factor for good leadership according to Simon Sinek.