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Chess Not Checkers : Elevate Your Leadership Game (Hardcover) (Mark Miller)

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In his latest business fable top leadership author Mark Miller tells the story of newly appointed CEO Blake Brown, who takes over a company distressed by poor performance and low morale. Nothing Blake learned from his previous job seems to help him deal with the bigger, more complex problems he now faces. The game has changed. As his new mentor points out, Blake is playing a simple game of checkers when he should be playing chess. Miller uses this metaphor to show how leaders can encourage deep, strategic thinking throughout an organization, and utilize the unique abilities of each employee (bishops move differently than knights). He explains how to apply the chess not checkers mentality in four critical areas: leadership development, employee engagement, organizational alignment, and execution. This is an appealing, accessible, guide to helping all leaders think ahead, plan their moves, and avoid getting checkmated by circumstances or competitors.
In his latest business fable top leadership author Mark Miller tells the story of newly appointed CEO Blake Brown, who takes over a company distressed by poor performance and low morale. Nothing Blake learned from his previous job seems to help him deal with the bigger, more complex problems he now faces. The game has changed. As his new mentor points out, Blake is playing a simple game of checkers when he should be playing chess. Miller uses this metaphor to show how leaders can encourage deep, strategic thinking throughout an organization, and utilize the unique abilities of each employee (bishops move differently than knights). He explains how to apply the chess not checkers mentality in four critical areas: leadership development, employee engagement, organizational alignment, and execution. This is an appealing, accessible, guide to helping all leaders think ahead, plan their moves, and avoid getting checkmated by circumstances or competitors.
Number of Pages: 131.0
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Management, Leadership
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Mark Miller
Language: English
Street Date: April 6, 2015
TCIN: 17170331
UPC: 9781626563940
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-7832

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