"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."

~ Muhtar Kent, Chairman & CEO of The Coca-Cola Company
 

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About The Book

As organizations grow, the demands on leadership change. The same old moves won't cut it anymore. In Chess Not Checkers, Miller tells the story of Blake Brown, newly appointed CEO of a company troubled by poor performance and low morale.

Nothing Blake learned from his previous job seems to help him deal with the issues he now faces. The problem is Blake is playing checkers - he needs to play chess or he's going to lose. You have to think strategically, look ahead and leverage every employee's specific talents.

Adapting strategies from the game of chess, Miller reveals four essential moves all 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 team.

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Praise For 'Chess Not Checkers'

  • "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."
    ~ Muhtar Kent, Chairman & CEO of The Coca-Cola Company
  • "To excel as a high-performance leader, one must first think like a high-performance leader. Mark Miller does a brilliant job of outlining the critical shift leaders must make if they want to move from playing small and simple to succeeding in large, complex environments."
    ~ Linda Lindquist-Bishop, President Of Courageous Thinking, Inc.
  • "Miller has distilled four powerful lessons to benefit leaders at all levels of their careers. The book is entertaining as a novel yet packs profound insights into what it means to lead and succeed in today’s business world."
    ~ Chris Heller, President Of Keller Williams Worldwide
  • "Mark Miller is an expert on leadership. His new book, , is headed to the bestseller list. Check it out - it’s that good."
    ~ Pat Williams, Co-founder & Senior Vice President Of The Orlando Magic
 
Chess Not Checkers

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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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.

This book is for any leader interested in elevating their game. Mark Miller inspires and educates with lessons that can be put into action immediately. Get your copy today…

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