Win or Die – Lessons for Life from the Game of Thrones

Have you ever watched the Game and Thrones and strategised about the bold moves you’d make in this bloody, volatile world—from the comfort of your living room? My guest Bruce Craven the author of Win or Die: Leadership Secrets from Game of Thrones was so inspired he wrote a fascinating book.  And he says one of the great terrors of being a leader is knowing your real world can be just as brutal—and offices bring no comfort.  Every day you’re presented with opportunities and challenges, and must decide which roads to follow and the risks to confront. And you won’t know whether you’ll profit or fail while you’re in the thick of it. In Win or Die: Leadership Secrets from Game of Thrones, the journeys of the best and worst leaders in Westeros are analysed, so that leaders can create their own narratives of success. Join us as we discuss topics such as how to face conflict and build resilience, develop contextual and emotional intelligence, develop your vision, and more.

This episode will be airing live on 5th June 2020 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959

More about Bruce Craven:

Bruce Craven, a member of the Columbia Business School Executive Education faculty, serves as program director of the Advanced Management Program and faculty director of several custom executive education programs. He also teaches his popular MBA/EMBA elective Leadership Through Fiction. He teaches workshops in resilience and flexible thinking to senior executives from around the globe and has worked for thirty years with the Executive Education division of the Columbia Business School. He published Fast Sofa, in 1993 and co-wrote the script for the film adaptation in 2001. His leadership book, Win or Die: Leadership Secrets from Game of Thrones, was published by Thomas Dunne Books in March 2019, right before the final season aired. He also published a collection of poetry, Buena Suerte in Red Glitter in 2019. He studied politics and literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz and received his MFA in Writing from Columbia School of the Arts. He lives with his wife and two sons in California.

This episode will be airing live on 5th June 2020 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959

More about host Chris Cooper:

Chris has 25 years of multi-functional business experience, working with global brands such as Mars inc to board level as well as supporting and founding entrepreneurial ventures. Chris elevates business performance and engagement by acting as a catalyst to support the transition of businesses, leaders and teams to higher levels of performance. He has hosted the ‘Business Elevation Show’ on Voice America since 2011, building a massive network of global connections and audience in over 50 countries. He speaks on topics such as’Elevating Leadership’ ‘Engagement Starts With You’ and his book ‘The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not) published by Penguin Random House USA’. Chris is a fellow and former Regional President of the Professional Speaking Association in the UK. To contact Chris : chris@chriscooper.co.uk


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