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  • Writer's pictureAmi Kassar

AmiSight 11/30: So What is the Big Game of Business?

Known for his engaging and irreverent style, our guest today is the top-rated, sought-after speaker and coach on open-book management, strategy and execution, leadership, and employee engagement, Steve Baker. His audiences range from Harvard University to the Department of Defense, and he is a regular at Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 Conference. In addition, Steve co-authored Get in the Game and the update of the number one bestseller, The Great Game of Business—20th Anniversary Edition.

For nearly 40 years, The Great Game of Business™ has helped organizations reach their highest potential and value. Tapping into the universal human need to win, GGOB educates your people in business rules, rallies them around a common goal, empowers them to see and improve the score, and engages them by giving them a stake in the outcome. Steve is now Vice President of The Great Game of Business, Inc., where they consult with businesses on employing these methodologies.

The most prominent of which is open-book management. This methodology outlines a different way to run your business and engage your employees by employing a higher level of thinking. The way to do this is by opening your books and letting your employees see how much the company is making and where that money is going.

One fear CEOs have is that if employees see how much the company is making, they’ll end up wanting more. Steve’s challenge to that is, “don’t you want to surround yourself with people who want more? You want your employees ambitious, hungry, and strong.” On the flip side, if the company’s not doing great, CEOs assume employees will leave. “Most people don’t run for the hills; they want to know what they can do to help and aid in finding solutions. It unlocks the entrepreneur in every employee." Demystifying the financials, making it approachable, and enlightening your employees by teaching them how a dollar operates in your business.

“Stop treating your employees like children who can’t handle hearing the truth and tap into the wisdom of your people.”

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