Summary: Raise Your Game by Alan Stein Jr.
Summary: Raise Your Game by Alan Stein Jr.

Summary: Raise Your Game by Alan Stein Jr.

As a player, raise your game in

As a coach, raise your game in

And as a team, raise your game in


3 questions to self-awareness

  1. What do you do really well?
  2. What do you need to improve on?
  3. What is your plan for addressing number 2?
Test your self-awareness

Ask them to rate you on a scale of 1 – 10.

  1. Do I communicate well?
  2. Am I courageous?
  3. Am I unafraid to take risks?
  4. Am I disciplined?
  5. Do I commit to the process of doing things?
  6. Am I focused?
  7. Can I block out distractions?
  8. Am I generous?
  9. Am I a giving person?
  10. Do I show initiative?
  11. Do I start things on my own?
  12. Do I have sound judgement?
  13. DO I know what’s truly important?
  14. Do I listen?
  15. Do I hear others or only hear what I want to hear?
  16. Am I optimistic?
  17. Do I choose to see the good in every situation?
  18. Do I just identify problems or do I actually fix them?
  19. Am I responsible?
  20. Do I hold myself accountable?
  21. Am I secure?
  22. Do I trust people around me?


Say less. Listen more.

You should be least interested in what you have to say. You already know what you know.

As counterintuitive as it sounds, the key step to acquiring self-awareness is to ask those who know you best.


Coach and be coachable.

Even if warriors are pretty much the self-driving car, someone has to design and maintain the car.

Find a coach. Be coachable.


A leader’s primary job.

A leader’s primary job is to find out what each team member does really well and how to best utilize that skillset for the team’s benefit.

Then you must get everyone on the team to understand, embrace and star in his role.


Test your team cohesion.

  1. Who is the star? In what way?
  2. Who are the role players?
  3. How do they serve the stars in your mission?
  4. Who is the glue on your team? Who holds your team together?
  5. Who does all the little things to make your team successful?
  6. Who picks up the slack when others are down?
  7. Who doesn’t seem to care about recognition or praise?
  8. How do you specifically contribute to your team cohesion?