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Chess Not Checkers by Mark Miller

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On the ride home, Blake began to think about all he’d learned in the first few months on the job. He realized leading a large and complex enterprise requires a different level of leadership. “Chess not checkers” made perfect sense conceptually. His challenge now was to figure out what it looked like in the real world. His conversation with Jack was extremely helpful. He believed his team could turn Jack’s ideas into plans and tactics that would work. He was about to encounter his first real test.

On Monday morning, the team assembled at 8:00. This was beginning to feel normal, even to Elizabeth, who was not a morning person. She had already lobbied several members about moving the meeting to 8:00 p.m. The group politely declined. ...

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