"This is the importance of having vision in the world": Simon Sinek on the key principles in building a truly successful company

On Monday's 'Glenn Beck Program', author Simom Sinek joined Glenn to discuss his theory behind ‘the golden circle’ and his book Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t.

"There's a new era coming and things aren't going to be the same, at least if you want to be successful," Glenn said introducing Sinek.

How is one successful? In his book, Sinek details examples where companies transcend doing what is legally required and do what is morally right. He told Glenn the story of the Titanic, where the law only required that there be enough lifeboats for a quarter of the passengers on board. What happened? The Titanic hit an iceberg and 75% of the people onboard died because the owners decided to do what was legally required, not what was morally right.

Sinek also discusses companies that are culturally weak because they treat people as a disposable resource. Take a company that undertakes mass layoffs as a means of balancing the books.

"Now, forget about the people who have lost their jobs. Think about the people who kept their jobs. Think about the environment that that creates that every single person comes to work every single day knowing that they are disposable if the company doesn’t make its numbers. And what that does to us biologically, it actually makes us paranoid, cynical, mistrustful, and self-interested. And this is what you start to see in a lot of these organizations where self-interest trumps altruism or just service," Sinek said.

So what is a business supposed to do when it is trying to find the balance between financial solvency and accomplishing its larger goals?

"This is the importance of having vision in the world, which is when we know what we’re building towards, we understand that every single sort of quarter or year is purpose built. It’s in pursuit of, in service to, this higher purpose or higher calling or this greater vision that we have. Absent of vision, the only thing that we can see are the quarterly or the annual numbers, so we work towards the thing we can see," Sinek explained.

Coming back from a break, Glenn asked Sinek to talk about his past work and the importance of businesses finding their "Why" rather than a profit.

"What should your expectation be if it is to really change the world? Why is that better than somebody who would say to you to create this widget and make a bazillion dollars?" Glenn asked.

"Money is always a result, and the fact of the matter is as human beings, we want to feel like we belong to something bigger than ourselves. And what we find is that the greatest leaders are actually the best followers because as leaders, they see themselves in service to a purpose or a cause or a belief larger than themselves. And so all of their behaviors and all of their decisions are guided by this cause that they’re on, this pursuit, this journey. And so starting with why is an essential component of leadership because it’s the reason we would show up in the first place," Sinek said.

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On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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