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Chess Not Checkers
By Mark Miller
Chess Not Checkers

The early days of an organization are like checkers: a quick game with mostly interchangeable pieces. Everybody does a little bit of everything, the leader included, and things are so frantic you just have to react as fast as you can.

Yet as the organization expands, you can’t just keep jumping from activity to activity. You have to think strategically, look ahead and leverage every employee’s specific talents. That’s chess. And this approach creates unprecedented levels of performance.

In Chess Not Checkers, adapting strategies from the game of chess, Miller reveals four essential moves all high-performance organizations make. They bet on leadership, act as one, win the heart, and excel at execution. Chess Not Checkers is an accessible and easily applied guide to help leaders elevate their own leadership and the performance of their team.

Chess Not Checkers

About Mark Miller

Mark Miller is vice president for leadership development at Chick-fil-A, Inc. He began his Chick-fil-A career as an hourly team member in 1977 and joined the corporate staff in 1978. He previously served in leadership roles in Corporate Communications, Field Operations, Quality and Customer Satisfaction, Training and Development, and Organizational Effectiveness.

He is the author of The Secret Of Teams and The Heart Of Leadership. He is also co-author of The Secret and Great Leaders Grow. Mark’s books now have more than half a million copies in print. His influence is multiplied by his live teaching events around the world and his influential and highly-rated Great Leaders Serve leadership blog.

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