Episode 28: David Mead, co-author of Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team


David Mead, a recruiter and author joins me for this episode. We discuss how to find the motivation to not only make a difference at work, but also how to truly enjoy it; David calls this “finding your why”.

David Mead is the Co-Author of the book, “Find Your Why”, which he wrote with industry leader Simon Sinek. After meeting Simon in 2009, the two began to work together and from there, their professional relationship flourished into the great partnership it is today. Together, they continue to change recruiting, leadership, and organizational culture day by day.

Topics:

  • How David met Simon Sinek
  • Dealing with cynicism
  • Finding your “why”
  • The different types of “why”
  • Bringing your “why” into challenging environments
  • Distractions and productivity
  • Practicing remaining focused/being in the moment
  • Three tips for recruiters

Quotes:

“That idea was a room in my house that just hadn’t had the light turned on.” -David Mead

“Finding your ‘why’ is basically…the contribution that you make and the impact that you have on the lives of the people around you.” -David Mead

“How do I help others? How do I serve others? And that’s sort of the foundational bones behind everyone’s ‘why’.” -David Mead

Resources:

Find Your Why

Start With Why Website

Emotionally Intelligent Recruiter