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 ...