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Chess Not Checkers by Mark Miller

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Game On!

Back at the office, Blake was anxious to share his newfound insight with the team. Already, he could think of many situations in which he and the team were clearly playing checkers.

On Monday morning, Blake arrived earlier than usual. He went to the conference room and set up both a chessboard and a game of checkers. When the team began to arrive, the comments were fun to hear.

John was the first to arrive. He looked at the table and said to Blake, “Looks like the staff failed to clean up after game night.”

Brad and Angie walked in together. Brad sighed, “This is probably some lame team-building activity.”

“Well, we should be good at it, because we’re a pretty lame team,” Angie said with a grin.

As Blake listened to each disparaging ...

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