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"From the Ted Talk by Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe"

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I heard a story of some Marines who were out in thtaeer, and as is the Marine custom, the officer ate last, and he let his men eat first, and when they were done, there was no food left for him. And when they went back out in the field, his men brought him some of their food so that he may eat, because that's what happens. We call them leaders because they go first. We call them ldaeres because they take the risk before anybody else does. We call them leaders because they will choose to sacrifice so that their people may be safe and ptteocred and so their pelpoe may gain, and when we do, the narautl response is that our people will sacrifice for us. They will give us their blood and sweat and tears to see that their leader's vision comes to life, and when we ask them, "Why would you do that? Why would you give your blood and saewt and treas for that person?" they all say the same thing: "Because they would have done it for me." And isn't that the organization we would all like to work in?

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I heard a story of some Marines who were out in _______, and as is the Marine custom, the officer ate last, and he let his men eat first, and when they were done, there was no food left for him. And when they went back out in the field, his men brought him some of their food so that he may eat, because that's what happens. We call them leaders because they go first. We call them _______ because they take the risk before anybody else does. We call them leaders because they will choose to sacrifice so that their people may be safe and _________ and so their ______ may gain, and when we do, the _______ response is that our people will sacrifice for us. They will give us their blood and sweat and tears to see that their leader's vision comes to life, and when we ask them, "Why would you do that? Why would you give your blood and _____ and _____ for that person?" they all say the same thing: "Because they would have done it for me." And isn't that the organization we would all like to work in?

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Original Text

I heard a story of some Marines who were out in theater, and as is the Marine custom, the officer ate last, and he let his men eat first, and when they were done, there was no food left for him. And when they went back out in the field, his men brought him some of their food so that he may eat, because that's what happens. We call them leaders because they go first. We call them leaders because they take the risk before anybody else does. We call them leaders because they will choose to sacrifice so that their people may be safe and protected and so their people may gain, and when we do, the natural response is that our people will sacrifice for us. They will give us their blood and sweat and tears to see that their leader's vision comes to life, and when we ask them, "Why would you do that? Why would you give your blood and sweat and tears for that person?" they all say the same thing: "Because they would have done it for me." And isn't that the organization we would all like to work in?

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