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Your Hidden Game
sharon rich, author
There is a hidden game being played in your business. It is made up of the unspoken rules, unquestioned assumptions, and the invisible agreements that define how your organization operates. When you don’t know the hidden game exists, it runs you and your business. You aren’t playing the game—the game is playing you. In Your Hidden Game, Business consultant and CEO of Think Business Growth, Sharon Rich shows you how to bring these invisible agreements out on the table, shine a light on them and work out new agreements together. Sharon identifies the ten agreements that are most essential to success in any business and lays out a roadmap for bringing your team into alignment so they can execute at higher and higher levels of performance. Sharon shares real stories from the front lines of her client businesses that demonstrate where organizational behavior goes awry and what leaders can do to get their teams on track toward their desired outcomes. Simply put, by becoming aware of the hidden games being played in your business and intentionally reworking the rules, you’ll find yourself playing a new and more successful game.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 7.50 out of 10


Idea: Rich demystifies complex business concepts while proposing creative ways to cause change. Her overarching theme may be unconventional, but readers will appreciate its novelty.

Prose/Style: Rich illuminates sophisticated ideas with her concise and clear writing style. Her prose is direct— and staunchly uncompromising—but supportive of her straightforward advice.

Originality: Your Hidden Game hits all the marks for business gurus, with the added bonus of refreshing and unusual ways to analyze organizational dynamics. Rich’s focus on business milieu and psychological safety is a welcome change from many in the genre.

Character Development/Execution: Rich delivers on her promises—in a user-friendly, transparent manner. She outlines conclusive steps in line with her primary vision, bolstered by sustainable actions and realistic hope for change.

Date Submitted: October 02, 2021