Playground Rules On The Field Of Business

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on November 15, 2007

From a young age, even as early as the school playground, we learn rulls of playing… Guess what?  These rules still apply to the field of business. Do not let anyone intimidate you.

  1. Understand the rules prior to the game. Ask questions if you are not completely clear on any aspect of the rules.
  2. Play fair but play extremely hard to win.
  3. The game is usually won by strategy, not always by being first.
  4. Play by the rules and demand the same of your opponent.
  5. Confront anyone who cheats, immediately.
  6. Stand up to bullies. If you have to fight, do so.
  7. Catch your opponent off guard by throwing the first punch as hard and quickly as you can.
  8. Better to fight and lose, than to back off. You will keep your high self esteem.
  9. Do not let anyone change the rules in middle of the game.
  10. Refuse to continue if the game or rules have changed without your full approval.
  11. When winning, celebrate with dignity and hold on to that memory for the rest of your life.
  12. If your opponent wins, accept defeat graciously but remember what you have learned.
  13. Remain in shape for the next game.

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