O'Reilly logo

100 Ways to Motivate Others by Chandler Steve

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

21. Create a Game

Although some people think that life is a battle, it is actually a game of giving and receiving.

—Florence Scovill Shinn, philosopher and author

Complete this sentence with the first word that pops into your head: “Life is a____.” Whatever comes to mind first, here’s something that you (and we) can be sure of: That is exactly how life now seems to you.

What was your answer? In a poll of mid-level managers, the most common answer was: “Life is a battle.” But in a poll of senior executives, the most common answer was: “Life is a game.” Which version of life would you choose, if you had a choice?

To be as motivational a leader as you can possibly be, you might want to show your people that life with you is a game. What makes any ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required