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Episode 82- Simon Sinek on How to Lead with an Infinite Mindset

January 22, 2020 • Book Club
Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek has transformed the way we think about work. His TED Talk is the second most popular of all time and his book, Start With Why, sparked a movement to help people, teams and organizations discover their why. In his new book, The Infinite Game, Simon shares a bold new framework for leadership. Many organizations struggle because their leaders play with a finite mindset in a game that has no end. In our conversation, Simon shares why leaders who embrace an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative, and more resilient teams.

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Show Notes

  • How falling out of love with his work inspired Simon to discover his why and help others to do the same (1:45)
  • An infinite mindset embraces uncertainty and sees opportunity in the unknown (4:42)
  • The difference between finite and infinite games (5:54)
  • Common indicators of a finite mindset (8:57)
  • The five ways to embrace an infinite mindset (11:10)
  • The value of a worthy rival and the problem with fixating on our competition (11:32)
  • The consequences of leading with a finite mindset: the decline of trust, cooperation and innovation (16:13)
  • The behaviors of a leader with an infinite mindset (18:22)
  • Make your goals in the context of something larger (20:34)
  • Be the leader you wish you had (26:00)
  • The relationship between trust and performance (27:30)
  • If you don’t blow it up, someone else will (30:14)
  • How to embrace an infinite mindset through curiosity (34:09)
  • The 2-3 mindset shifts to make (36:52)

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