What Corporate Managers Can Learn from Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones meets work

Corporate managers can learn a lot from the hit TV show "Game of Thrones" and here are a few examples of how they can apply the lessons from the fantasy world of Westeros to their own leadership styles:

1. Embrace diversity and different perspectives:
In "Game of Thrones" we see a variety of cultures, religions and kingdoms, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Similarly, in the corporate world, embracing diversity can lead to a more dynamic and innovative workforce.

2. Always be aware of the competition:
In "Game of Thrones", there's always someone gunning for your job. In the corporate world, it's no different. Keep your eyes open and stay one step ahead of the competition. Just when you think you have everything under control, a dragon (or competitor) could show up and burn down your entire office. So always have a backup plan, and be ready to adapt to changing circumstances.

3. Learn from failures:
Characters like Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow have both made mistakes, but they've also learned from them and become stronger leaders as a result. In the corporate world, it's important for managers to acknowledge and learn from their own failures.

4. Never underestimate the power of a good haircut:
Just look at Jon Snow's transformation from shaggy wildling to sleek Night's Watch member. A well-groomed leader commands respect and inspires confidence.

5. Lead by example:
Characters like Ned Stark and Daenerys Targaryen are respected leaders because they lead by example and they are willing to make sacrifices for the greater good. Similarly, managers should lead by example and be willing to set the standard for their employees to follow.

6. Always be willing to make the tough decisions:
Like when Cersei Lannister blew up the Sept of Baelor to eliminate her enemies. Sure, it may not have been the most popular move, but it got results.

7. Keep your word and be honest:
In the world of "Game of Thrones" breaking a promise can have dire consequences. Similarly, in the corporate world, maintaining integrity and keeping one's word is crucial for building trust among employees and clients.

8. Build and maintain strong relationships:
In "Game of Thrones" alliances are crucial for survival, and the same is true in the corporate world. Building and maintaining strong relationships with colleagues, employees and clients can lead to greater success in the long run. Just ask Theon Greyjoy how important it is to have people you can trust. 

Overall, "Game of Thrones" teaches us that leadership is not just about having power, but also about wisdom, integrity, and the ability to adapt and evolve as a leader.

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