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Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team
Title : Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team
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ISBN : 9780143111726
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256

The next step for applying the life-changing lessons of the bestseller Start With Why. With Start With Why, Simon Sinek inspired a movement to build a world in which the vast majority of us can feel safe while we are at work and fulfilled when we go home at night. However, many people have had trouble bringing the book's message into their own career and company. Now, alonThe next step for applying the life-changing lessons of the bestseller Start With Why. With Start With Why, Simon Sinek inspired a movement to build a world in which the vast majority of us can feel safe while we are at work and fulfilled when we go home at night. However, many people have had trouble bringing the book's message into their own career and company. Now, along with two of his colleagues, Peter Docker and David Mead, he has created a guide to the most important step any business can take: finding your why. This easy-to-follow guide starts with the search for your personal why, and then expands to helping your colleagues find your organization's why. With detailed instructions on every stage in the process, the book also answer common concerns, such as: What if my why sounds like my competitor's? Can you have more than one why? And, if my work doesn't match my why, what do I do? Whether you're entry level or a CEO, whether your team is run by the founder or a recent hire, these simple steps will lead you on a path to a more fulfilling life and longterm success for you and your colleagues.


Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team Reviews

  • Liza Fireman

    This book could be 10 pages, since 90% of it is "See chapter XX in Start with Why for more on this topic.". I remember Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and Leaders Eat Last as nice books, but I have to admit that after watching an interview about the "Millennials" with Simon Sinek, I became a bit skeptical about his theories, he is too self assured that everything falls into his theories, that every single behavior has an explanation (that he specifically holds), [...]

  • Igor Stojanov

    The book is written as a workshop guide on how to discover your WHY, HOW and WHAT which was established in the Start with Why book by Simon Sinek. I don't think the publication of this book was necessary since even though I have read this book I still can't validate the theories proposed in it. To do that, I would need to attend a workshop or do the assessment with someone. Any takers from those who read it? Some of my takeaways: At its core, the WHY is an origin story. Who we are is the sum tot [...]

  • Michael

    It was a great book. If Start with Why gives us hopes and feel motivated, this book is the instrument or the way to make it happen. It is just hard for me to understand the steps like the discussion of groups. For me, finding your why may be a journey and not a group discussion. Still, the stories of this book gives are great. Cheer up!P.S. While hanging washed clothes today, i am still thinking what i really wanted to be in the future. I criedd it's amazing. I think if finally found my WHY. Tha [...]

  • Bob Wallner

    "Find Your Why" is the companion book to Sinek's best seller "Start With Why." In this book the authors walk you through specific ways to identify your why, whether for an individual or team/organization.From a personal standpoint, I really liked the team approach. I felt it was sound especially if your organization or team doesn't have a governing why. When it came to the individual why, I was less enthusiastic. I understand the purpose of sharing your personal stories with another person, I'm [...]

  • Leonardo

    I'm a big fan of "Start With Why" which is why I picked this one one. It's structured as a guide to finde your why and the why of groups in general, such as entire companies and/or individual departments.I'm giving it 3 stars because though I have finished the book, I haven't yet been able to validate the method. Once I do, I'll review the rating.

  • Matt Hutson

    “Our struggles are the short-term steps we must take on our way to long-term success.”Have you ever found yourself thinking about what your purpose in life is?That is probably the number one important question you should be asking yourself now. It might not be a question you think about every day, but it is an essential one for you to figure out.Whether you think you have figured out your purpose in life or not, the book I’m going to analyze today will no doubt help you to narrow down and [...]

  • Vasudha

    Often do I enjoy listening to the wisdom of Simon Sinek, but this book isn't worth the time.

  • Iván

    Esperaba mucho más del libro. Aunque hay ejemplos y conceptos interesantes, desde mi punto de vista el libro se hace muy pesado y creo que lo del workshop se mete con calzador. Se podía haber resumido en 20 páginas. Me ha decepcionado.

  • Damien

    "A 4 Star Listen with a 5+ Star Read"Be prepared to sit down and take notes and pause this book several times if you want to get the full value of this book. This is why I rated it less than a five. This is also why you should read the book to get the valuable priceless knowledge. The knowledge you will gain and the insight you will grasp is worth more than 5 stars. Now you get the reason for my title. I won't spoil the details because any thing I say beyond this is like having a friend tell you [...]

  • Andriy Bas

    The book is good, and the core idea of WHY discovery is nice. But IMHO the content could be reduced in half without losing anything important.

  • Dustan Woodhouse

    Great listen on a short road trip today. Greater still for those running a team or larger organization. For the solo-preneur there are still several actionable items. But not a lot of meat on the bone for the one-person shop.

  • Gary Moreau

    I read Start with Why and Find Your Why back to back over just a few days. Sinek’s famous Ted Talk (Presented in 2009, it has over 33 million views.) was so powerful to me that I had to see where he was with it now.The man has a theme. He calls it the Golden Circle: Why—How—What. Why is the reason. How is the means. What is the result. They all have to be in balance, driven by the why, and when they are, you will achieve authenticity and success.The theme hasn’t changed. In terms of the [...]

  • Sebastian Gebski

    After "Leaders Eat Last" I thought that Simon Sinek will be the next Dan Pink. But he isn't (at least for now). I didn't like his prior book ("Start with why"), I've found it too obvious & shallow (endless rambling about the very simple idea that doesn't require as much elaboration). I do realize that I am clearly not the perfect target for the book (I never had problems with intrinsic motivations), but my idea was to use it to help others, not myself.What about Simon's most recent book then [...]

  • Bill Pence

    This practical handbook is a way to take the information from Simon Sinek’s best-selling book Start with Why, and personalize it so that individuals and teams can discover their “why”. David Mead and Peter Docker bring scale to Sinek’s vision. Their work is the “how” to Sinek’s “why”. When you discover your “why” you will better be able to determine what makes you fulfilled so that you can inspire others. Chapter 1 is a condensed review of the book Start with Why. If you ha [...]

  • kartik narayanan

    Read the full review at my site Digital AmritOur struggles are the short-term steps we must take on the way to long-term successWhat is the book about?Find Your Why is written by Simon Sinek, David Mead and Peter Docker. This is the follow up book to Simon Sinek’s best-seller ‘Start With Why’. ‘Start With Why’ has the concept and value of purpose/Why at its core. ‘Find Your Why’ focuses on the steps that can be taken by individuals and organizations to figure out their purpose/Why. [...]

  • Nessy Dimitrova

    I read this book thanks to Blinkist.The key message in this book:Not knowing your purpose in life, or your WHY, can be a frustrating and confusing experience for individuals, businesses and teams. But there are ways to look within, understand your WHY and begin to live a motivated, passionate and productive life. When you fully realize your WHY, you can start thriving in both your personal and professional life.Actionable advice:To find your WHY, look to your most formative stories.Our stories a [...]

  • Amanda

    I saw Mr. Sinek's TED talk and was interested in learning more. One of the biggest issues with this book is that the process he walks you through requires a partner. The thing is, not everyone has a partner that they can walk through these steps with. I thought that surely he had considered this and made some suggestion somewhere about how to walk through this process by yourself, or maybe a place on his website where people who don't have partners could match up and do this together. In checkin [...]

  • Sinn

    Um es vorsichtig auszudrücken: Das Buch war nicht ganz mein Stil. Ich meine, das Ch liebe das WHY-Konzept. Ich glaube wirklich, dass Sinek hier einen wahren Kern gefunden hat, dessen Kraft uns inspirieren kann.Aber irgendwie wirkt dieses "Praxisbuch" dann doch sehr nach billigen Motivationsseminaren eines Großkonzerns, mit dem er die Mitarbeiter bei der Stange halten will ohne das schmutzige Wort "angemessen" in den Mund nehmen zu müssen, wenn er von der Bezahlung spricht.Nicht, dass ich dara [...]

  • Phil

    Read on BlinklistMany books speak about following your passion when choosing your career, but Sinek points to understanding your Why by looking to your past and identifying what truly moves you. A few good examples, but easier said than done and may require you connect with an observant someone who can ask you the right questions.My take is that it may be that your why doesn't always match up with a viable career option to support a house and family, but ultimately you need to understand what ma [...]

  • Donald Anderson

    I read much of this and skimmed the rest it's got some good premise if you go by the concept that the youtube video of his speech about marketing, business, and why the "why" part of our brain has to be uncovered because even though the brain in that part is about feeling and intuition more than it is about language, we can find out what is most important about those feelings by a questioning accompanied by the personal stories that one remembers that are most important to an individual. Great f [...]

  • Kristiana

    This was a great and practical book. It made me want to go through the practice of 'finding your why', which is the expressed purpose of the book. The idea of distilling your life to a simple statement, "to ____, so that _______."seems elusive, idealistic but clarifying. The 'golden circle' concept -what, how, why - helps me see ways my company is focused and ways my church is dysfunctional. It made me want to reread Start with Why. I'm impressed with people who are upfront about what they are t [...]

  • Rick Yvanovich

    I was motivated to get this book by the fact it was a Simon Sinek book so I did not think too hard just did it. Many books say they are practical guides and then end up being not so practical, so I was very surprised that it really was a very very practical how-to guide. You just need to follow the steps and you will find your why. It really does deliver what it says it will and I guess that’s not surprising as that’s the Why of the authors

  • Brady

    I should have reviewed the description a little better when I bought this one. I saw Simon Sinek’s name and, having really enjoyed Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last, I purchased it without thinking. It turns out Simon only wrote the forward. The rest of the book reads like an instruction manual. I can only recommend it if you are truly planning to conduct a Find Your Why session for yourself or a team. Otherwise, skip this one and go back and read Start With Why.

  • John

    I am a champion of Simon Sinek's "WHY" message and have read all his books many times. I enjoyed Simon's "Find Your WHY", and understand that it's a practical guide, and as such it works well. I have always been interested in is "WHY" people do what they do and are they doing it for the right reason? Are they truly happy doing it? Would they do it for less or no pay? I purchased "Find Your WHY" because I felt it would be a good resource to help them find their "WHY".

  • Kate

    Eh I agree with the idea of this book—finding your why is important. However, this book ended up being WAY more company focused than I expected. I was reading it for myself, but feel no further enlightened upon finishing the book than I did before starting it. If you're reading for implementation at work, great. If you're reading it for personal improvement, I suggest trying a different book.

  • Carla

    If you liked "Start with why" or the TED presentation by Simon Sinek, you'll probably like this book too. Or maybe need it, to find your own why. It's an easy to read guide, not many pages and the steps seem logical. I have to say that I haven't tried to do this, to find my own why. But I think if I want, this book will be a good guidance.2017 Books #28

  • Carrie

    I really enjoyed Start with Why. This book had some good nuggets in it but overall I didn’t find it helpful. It’s definitely geared toward a team environment (although it includes instruction for the solo worker). I can actually see co-workers going through these exercises together unless someone made them do it.

  • Rob Matney

    Eye openingCouldn’t put the book down. After doing the exercise I realized that my current environment is absolutely wrong, in order for me to live my WHY. I had some sort of idea why I am doing what I do, had lost that feeling but continued on because I am in an industry that does fulfill my WHY. Now I can take steps to resolve the climate in my environment.

  • Connor

    This book isn’t a companion piece. It’s a more practical, concise expression of “Start With Why” and its fundamental premise. Sure, you get fewer illustrations. And perhaps you need to be inspired by the first book’s thesis. But I would recommend you read this book first, if you found Sinek’s TED Talk compelling and want to know what your next step should be.

  • Sina Marandian

    I loved Simon Sinek's 'Start With Why' and I'm a big fan and follower of his work. 'Find Your Why' overall was a good read, but honestly I was not impressed. As magnificent and fundamentally crucial the 'Why Discovery' process is, in my opinion the book fails to deliver the level of practicality I was expecting in the suggested steps for 'Why Discovery' process specially for individuals.