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 and leverage every employee’s specific talents. That’s chess. And this approach creates unprecedented levels of performance.
I am super excited this week to be involved with the launch of Mark Miller’s new book, Chess Not Checkers. Mark is one of my favorite leadership and business authors. He is a best selling author with over 600,000 books in print. I was also involved with the launch of Mark’s previous book, The Heart Of Leadership, and Mark was one of the first people to ever guest blog on Take It Personel-ly. You can read Mark’s first post here. Mark also provided another guest blog post for me with the 10th anniversary release of The Secret. See the post here.
Watch this introductory video for Chess Not Checkers:
Chess Not Checkers is a highly effective tool that explains the concepts central to effective leadership in an engaging and clear manner. Although the concepts presented in this book may be described as simple, the execution of these concepts will require some introspection on the part of you, as a leader, to be successfully implemented.
I was not required to make this post for Mark’s new book, but after reading it I just had to share my excitement about it with my readers. Chess Not Checkers is for any leader interested in elevating their game. It is also for those who want to develop themselves as a future leader.
It’s Your Move.
Read a free sample of Chess Not Checkers here.
About Mark Miller
Mark Miller is well known as a business leader, best-selling author, and communicator. Over the years, he’s traveled extensively around the world, teaching for numerous international organizations.
As a photographer, he enjoys taking pictures in some of the world’s hardest-to-reach places, including Mount Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp and the jungles of Rwanda.
When he’s not working with Chick-fil-A, writing books, or spending time with his family, you can find him blogging on his website, Great Leaders Serve.
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