Chess Not Checkers

Elevate Your Leadership Game

What if the difference between leaders and managers is that leaders play a different mental game?

By Mark Miller Read by Joe Bronzi Business & Investing / Management & Leadership / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 2h 23m Sell Sheet
Format Release Date List Price Your Price ISBN
1 MP3 CDs November 16, 2015 $24.99 $14.99 9781682620052 Add to Cart
2 Audio CDs November 16, 2015 $39.99 $29.99 9781682620045 Add to Cart
Description
							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. But as the organization expands, you can't just keep jumping from activity to activity. You have to think strategically, look ahead, leverage every employee’s specific talents. That's chess. Adapting four strategies from the game of chess, Miller reveals four moves 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 entire team.
Reviews

Don't let the highly absorbing story here fool you - Chess not Checkers is a truly fascinating and eminently practical guide to improving your organization's functionality and performance at all levels. Any leader looking to effect critical change will come away with a new understanding of what changes to make and how to make them! - Marshall Goldsmith, Author, What Got You Here Won't Get You There

As our opportunities and challenges grow ever more complex, leadership has never been more valuable. With his creative and accessible new book, Chess Not Checkers, Chick-fil-A's Mark Miller has successfully demystified the essence of modern leadership. Recommended to current and future leaders alike. - Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company

Engaging as well as enlightening -- good storyline -- believable characters with real life challenges. I highly recommend this book to any organization looking for a higher level of performance. The four staples of high performance will stand the test of time. - Clint Hurdle, Manager, Pittsburgh Pirates