Book Review: Chess Not Checkers

chess not checkers

Mark Miller is well known as a business leader, best-selling author, and communicator. As VP of  Leadership Development for Chik-Fil-A, Mark has taken the best principles of leadership and built both a strong organization as well as a loyal reading audience.

Mark’s latest book, Chess Not Checkers, brings timeless leadership truths to a new light as he seeks to get leaders to “Elevate You Leadership Game”.

Here is my review on of Mark’s latest work:

“Mark Miller once again brings the principles of effective leadership into a narrative that you’ll use repeatedly.

In this latest book, Mark gives a story of how effective leadership is not accomplished by changing the effort, but by changing the thinking. He reveals that while solid leadership principles still work, many of us need to realize that the game in which we play has changed. In thinking about our approach in terms of timeless game principles, Mark takes us from the more reactionary basics of management to a better proactive process of true visionary leadership.

This is not gamification in the least. Rather, it’s an understandable application of strategy and planning that anyone can implement. And as your organization grows, these principles will grow with you as well.

If you have read any of Mark’s previous works, this is one of his finest.”

For more on Chess Not Checkers, visit the book site.

To follow Mark’s blog, Great Leaders Serve, click here.

I hope you enjoy this book and what Mark teaches as much as I did!


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Posted on April.8.2015, in Book Review. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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