Simon Sinek

The Infinite Game


Lesson 1: The Mindset of the Infinite Game


In this GrowthTrack, Simon Sinek will help you grow your organizational strategy skills to view your organization through the lens of a never-ending game.

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Simon Sinek says it is a mistake to view your organization and life through the finite lens of winning and losing. Instead he suggests you need to shift your mindset to that of an infinite game.

The Mindset of an Infinite Game

Simon Sinek describes the mindset shift from playing a finite game to an infinite one.



There’s no such thing as winning and losing in an

infinite game.

                                                                                                                                                              —Simon Sinek



1. Take the “Infinite Game” Assessment and then review your responses

  • Note the questions where you rated yourself highly. You can lean into these strengths to strategically play the infinite game.
  • Note the questions where you rated yourself lower. These are potential areas to improve.

2. Calendar it! Block time in your calendar to go though this course: 10 minutes per lesson over the next 4 lessons.




Use the scale below to rate yourself.

1 – Never True of Me
2 – Rarely True of Me
3 – Sometimes True of Me
4 – Mostly True of Me
5 – Always True of Me

Assessment Questions:

1. My organization has a just cause that I strongly believe in.

2. I look at myself as my ultimate competitor, while looking at others as worthy rivals who can make me better.

3. I look at work with the perspective of whether I’m “ahead or behind” vs. whether I’m “winning or losing.”

4. I view my choices as how they impact the quality of life or contribution I want to make vs. viewing them as “right or wrong, winning or losing.”

5. I have a service mindset, understanding the primary benefit of my contributions should go to others not me.

6. I create an environment where people can work at their natural best.

7. I believe I am not responsible for the results, but responsible for the people who are responsible for the results.

8. I want to see others rise and grow.

9. I work with a “flexible playbook,” making decisions that may cause short-term pain to achieve long-term results.

10. I am willing to take a courageous stand to work toward long-term results even if the short-term is painful.

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