Success is not a zero-sum game

Lead on Purpose

In games like chess , one person wins and the other loses. Life in the business world at times feels like a zero-sum game. Chris Warner and Don Schmincke , the authors of the book High Altitude Leadership describe what happens when people do not work together.

Real Leaders Become Awakeners

The Empowered Buisness

What Is a Leadership Awakener? Leadership Awakeners are the Game Changers of the World. Leadership awakeners think differently. It conditions you to think in terms of winning and losing or a zero sum game. Are You Ready To Make the Leap?

How to Help Managers Become More Strategic

Let's Grow Leaders

We found that a strategic approach to leadership was, on average, 10 times more important to the perception of effectiveness than other behaviors studied. John’s frustration had turned to exacerbation. He’d done everything he could to position himself for the next promotion.

The Prisoner’s (Hedge Fund) Dilemma


The payoffs hedge fund employees are real, but the business has the feel of a game. They follow the game theory as outlined in the Prisoner’s Dilemma –where as long as both prisoners accused of a crime stay silent, they both receive the least punishment.

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Do You Play To Win Or To Keep The Game Going?

My Own Coach

But there was something engaging in this fifteen minute short about economics and game theory. Called Finite and Infinite Games by James P. The book goes on to explore what these two types of games mean in all walks of life, not just in business. Which games do you play?

How to Create Remarkable Teams PART 2 – Collaboration

Ask Atma

Similar to creating a learning environment, building an organization that not only supports virtuous principles but also causes them, requires you to invest heavily in leadership. You must have an attitude of, “Everybody wins or the game’s not worth playing.”

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Better Ways of Thinking About Risks

Harvard Business Review

It includes decision analysis, game theory, and operations research. Leadership Managing uncertainty Risk managementLeaders need to understand complex, uncertain dynamic environments well enough to anticipate how initiatives will fare. To that end, they must ensure that critical information is gathered and synthesized.

How to Make Unlimited Vacation Time Work at Your Company

Harvard Business Review

But there’s some evidence to suggest that showing trust in others actually helps them trust you more – researchers who study game theory consistently find that when one person shows faith in another, the second person’s faith in others also rises.

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