Chess Not Checkers

  • by Mark Miller
  • Narrated by Joe Bronzi
  • 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Wow what a book with such insight. An excellent, thorough and well thought through book on leadership with advice and steps which are easy to follow and not complicated.

Put simply a great book on leadership for leaders and those who are striving to be leaders.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2015
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers