It’s from here, your concrete foundation— your why —that you’ll make plans for your business or organization’s work ahead.
In his texts and record-breaking presentations, author and inspirational speaker Simon Sinek introduces an approach to leadership built on a clear vision and purposeful action that, as his best-selling book states in its title, Starts with Why.
He explains a Golden Rule, drawn in three concentric circles marked and centered around why, followed by How, and lastly What. The concept, rooted in neuroscience, asks us to lead with heart, even before words—a practice The Local Crowd has adopted with Tender Loving arms.
In a podcast with a research professor, best-selling author, and inspiring leader, Dr. Brené Brown digs into why-centered work alongside Sinek. Here Sinek compares the importance of knowing the true origin story of your work—why am I doing the work I’m doing in the world?—to the structure and process of constructing a home.
Your why is the foundation—poured concrete marking the permanent shape of what will become a house—built up with choices in how to move forward and with what tools and fixtures. Your vision for what’s built on top or placed inside may change with time, much like the shutter’s paint or the fixture’s finish is altered over the years, but the foundation won’t change. It’s from here, your concrete foundation—your unique why—that you’ll make plans for your business or organization’s work ahead.
We believe, as Sinek tells, each launch, project, pivot, or move within the walls of your business is no different; at The Local Crowd we start every campaign with you at your unique why.