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Play Chess not Checkers or How to be a Great Manager

Marcus Buckingham, co-creator of the Clifton StrengthsFinder along with Donald O Clifton, says that good managers play chess while bad managers play checkers. What does he mean by that? Well, what’s the biggest difference between checkers and chess? It’s the pieces. In checkers, all the game pieces look the same and move in the same way. In chess, each piece is different. The pieces look different, and they move differently. Because the pieces can move differently, their abilities and what they can do in the game differs. Continue reading

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