These are the components an INFINITE MINDED leader considers in the INFINITE GAME of business

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Simon Sinek from his book The Infinite Game

These are the five necessary ingredients of a JUST CAUSE

A JUST CAUSE is espoused by a visionary leader and acts as a guiding star for motivating more and more followers. In essence a JUST CAUSE has these 5 essential ingredients: It must be FOR SOMETHING , meaning that it must be affirmative and optimistic for something better in the near future It must beContinue reading “These are the five necessary ingredients of a JUST CAUSE”

These are the 5 practices followed by an Infinite Minded Leader

An infinite minded leader who adopts an infinite mindset in order to play the infinite game of business must follow the following 5 practices: Advance a Just CAUSE which acts as a GUIDING STAR for motivating followers. Build Trusting teams where people psychologically safe with each other in order to be high performing Respect ,Continue reading “These are the 5 practices followed by an Infinite Minded Leader”

This is how Great Leaders arrest ethical fading

Ethical Fading is a term that relates to ethical lapses that individuals resort to when pitted against each other in a culture that promotes short term thinking and goals. It is an irony that when we resort to a finite mindset in an environment where already “Ethical Fading” exists , we get more of it.Continue reading “This is how Great Leaders arrest ethical fading”

Great leaders use these techniques to shower praise the right way

The following subtle techniques are used by Great Leaders to shower praise to result in the most desired impact Praise effort and strategy and not intelligence Make praise specific Praise in private Offer praise only when there is a good reason for it Adopted from Daniel Pink’s book Drive

Great leaders practice these three things to Give Up Control

Intrinsically motivated Type I leaders practice giving up control to give more autonomy to employees to unleash creativity and make innovation happen. These are the three techniques used by them to accomplish the same: Involve people in goal setting Use noncontrolling language Hold office hours and meet people face to face Adopted from Daniel Pink’sContinue reading “Great leaders practice these three things to Give Up Control”

We humans are born to be “players” and NOT “pawns”

Right from the caveman times we are born to be autonomous individuals , not individual automatons. Our brains are wired to be intrinsically motivated and hence we are inherently “Type I ” individuals. Outside forces including the very idea that we need to be managed have conspired from time to time to change our defaultContinue reading “We humans are born to be “players” and NOT “pawns””

Major difference between a “finite” minded and an “infinite” minded player

The following quote from Simon Sinek aptly highlights the difference in mindset between an infinite minded and a finite minded player. “Where a FINITE MINDED player FEARS things that are NEW or DISRUPTIVE , the INFINITE MINDED player REVELS in them.”

This quote aptly highlights the difference between “finite” & “infinite” minded leaders

Infinite minded leaders are never worried about challenging the STATUS QUO and bringing in DISRUPTION. The following quote from Simon Sinek , aptly highlights the difference: “Where a FINITE minded player FEARS things that are NEW or DISRUPTIVE , the INFINITE MINDED player REVELS in them.”

The Art of precise “Succession Planning”

An iconic and infinite minded leader who loves his organization is one who does thorough and precise succession planning to ensure that the organization is in good hands even after he/she leaves the organization. In essence the reason the organization exists i.e. the WHY should not be lost when the visionary leader leaves. Nothing summarizesContinue reading “The Art of precise “Succession Planning””