Daily Strategies and Commitments

Daily Strategies and Commitments are associated with the book Playing the Game of Life: The Art of Success or Failure.  Each day we randomly select a Development Card from the book and provide one strategy for Reflection, Commitment and Action.  These strategies will help you play the selected Development Card as a true professional and leader. 

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The Daily Strategy and Commitment you receive will be personalized to you

based on your unique preferences, brands, natural strengths and potential liabilities.

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Week of September 18

Friday, September 22


D39 - Relationship Building


Definition:  Developing, maintaining and strengthening relationships.


Start, Stop, Do More, or Do Less


Be Thoughtful – If you are to be successful in life, you have to be comfortable giving and sharing in your relationships, and above all, you must trust others.  Practice doing something for a peer or team member each day for no apparent reason and watch the trust you build.  Before long, you will start to see the same level of support come your way.  “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson




Previous Cards

Monday, September 18
King of Clubs - Decision Making
Think Big Picture – While it is important to problem solve and make decisions based on your senses, what you see and hear today.  It is equally important to think big picture, looking ahead and envisioning the future – where you want to be and where you are heading.  Reflect on your vision, goals and strategies and ask yourself difficult, high-level questions related to what’s working well and what needs to change.  Once you have paid proper attention to the details or the events of the day, force yourself out of the weeds to gain a broader perspective before making a decision or moving forward.  “A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, September 19
Three of Clubs - Planning & Prioritization
Learn to Delegate – To have a good work life balance and to be effective at managing your time, you need to let other people carry some of the load.  Try to give away non-urgent, non-important tasks or projects to others when appropriate.  If you are a hard worker or a perfectionist, you can do many things but you cannot do everything.  “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

Wednesday, September 20
Ace of Clubs - Accountability
Build Trust – A key to building trust with people is for them to have faith and confidence in you. To do this effectively your words and actions must be aligned and consistent on a daily basis.  If you make a commitment, keep it.  If you take a position, defend it.  If you make a decision, stick with it.  If you make the wrong decision, don't blame or make excuses. “The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.” – Socrates

Thursday, September 21
Two of Spades - Role Model
Prioritize Your Time – When you start each day, take 15 minutes to prioritize the tasks for that day.  Place each task into categories (mission-critical, important-professional, important-personal, less-critical, exercise, downtime, etc.).  Be careful not to focus on easy, fun or interesting tasks and projects at the expense of important, difficult or challenging ones. “Do not be anxious about tomorrow … Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.” – Matthew 6:34



Upcoming Cards

Monday, September 25
Two of Clubs - Setting Objectives

Tuesday, September 26
Nine of Diamonds - Ambiguity

Wednesday, September 27
Five of Spades - Enriching Work Roles

Thursday, September 28
Three of Hearts - Conflict

Friday, September 29
Four of Hearts - Interpersonal Savvy


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