Chess Not Checkers: Elevate Your Leadership Game by Mark Miller

By Mark Miller

As enterprises develop in quantity and complexity, the calls for on management switch. the usual strikes won't lower it from now on. In Chess now not Checkers, Mark Miller tells the tale of Blake Brown, newly appointed CEO of a firm bothered through bad functionality and occasional morale. not anything Blake realized from his prior roles turns out to aid him take care of the problems he now faces. the matter, his new mentor issues out, is Blake is taking part in the inaccurate game.

The early days of a company are like checkers: a speedy performed video game with commonly interchangeable items. every body, the chief incorporated, does just a little of every little thing; the speed is frenetic. yet because the association expands, you can't simply maintain leaping from job to task. you might want to imagine strategically, plan forward, and leverage each employee's particular talents—that's chess. Leaders who proceed to play checkers whilst the secret is chess lose.

On his trip, Blake learns 4 crucial concepts from the sport of chess that remodel his management and his association. the outcome: remarkable functionality!

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Yes, one of the signs the game has changed is a myriad of problems—problems that reoccur; problems that should have been anticipated and avoided, problems that catch us totally by surprise and we should have seen coming, and problems that are created by lack of focus or a failure to execute. All of these are clues. ” Game On! ” Elizabeth’s facial expression revealed her doubt. “Certainly! We have a talented leadership team and people capable of outstanding work. What we are experiencing is the result of our outdated thinking.

He quickly learned Debbie had understated Mr. Deluca’s accomplishments. He had not only led a wildly successful global organization but also served on several presidential task forces; he was a major donor to numerous universities, and he was named the most admired CEO by several magazines over three decades. All of this fueled Blake’s desire to be a little bit early. He didn’t think Jack was a man you wanted to keep waiting. When Blake got to the park, he began to walk. He wasn’t exactly sure what he was looking for, other than a crowd.

Elizabeth’s facial expression revealed her doubt. “Certainly! We have a talented leadership team and people capable of outstanding work. What we are experiencing is the result of our outdated thinking. We can change our thinking. Then, we’ll be able to change our approach. ” One of the signs the game has changed is a myriad of problems. “If not, we lose,” Brad added. “That’s correct. But my promise to you and to all our employees is that we will not lose. We are going to learn a new game. “Before we adjourn, I have an action item for each of you—I should have asked this earlier.

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