The New Rule: Play to Win

Gail's story is apt because it acknowledges that success requires bold moves and ambition, but also necessitates trade-offs. Let's look at some of the New Rules that are associated with the Play to Win mind-set.

The New Rules

1. It is a game.

2. Reinvent yourself.

3. Leave your trapeze.

4. Be a risk taker.

5. Be a rainmaker.

6. Do-overs are fine.

It Is a Game

In our coaching, we've found that women think promotions are based on merit. Kathryn was once surprised when a male colleague said to her, “It is a game. You will go crazy if you do not realize that. It is rough and tumble … so get in or get out.” Truth be told, it is more fun when you realize this. It is a mind-set that women need. Know the end game. Know what ...

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