Simon Sinek

The Infinite Game


Lesson 4: Use a Flexible Playbook

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An infinite game requires leaders to embrace flexible strategies. Watch the short video below.


The Flexible Playbook

Simon Sinek highlights the importance of a flexible playbook for playing an infinite game.



Reflect on your organization or area that you lead. Is there a strategy, product or service you’re currently pursuing that is no longer relevant?



What’s at least one step you take to address this issue?



Take the assessment below to reflect on what you have learned about the infinite game in this course. Make notes in your journal about the ways you have seen growth and how you can continue to apply your learnings.

  • Where have you seen improvement?
  • What have you learned about yourself as a leader?



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.



What’s at least one step you take to address this issue?

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