While finite games are externally defined, infinite games are internally defined. The time of an infinite game is not world-time, but the time created within within the play itself. Since each play of an infinite game eliminates boundaries it opens to players a new horizon of time.*
In their book on Humble Leadership, Edgar and Peter Schein anticipate an increasingly VUCA world: volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Within such a world, we will have to become more flexible and less rigid in our thinking, emotions and activeness.
The list of abilities continues to grow: silence, centredness, humility, openness, listening, presence, integrity, inquiry, adaptability, lifelong learning are but some needing to be grown within us.
Which future-aware abilities would you like to add to the list?
*From James Carse’s Finite and Infinite Games.