“Play Chess, Not Checkers. Chess and checkers are both board games, but that’s about where their similarity ends. Checkers is usually played by thinking ahead one or two moves at a time. Chess requires strategy, a game plan, anticipating what your opponent will do and thinking several moves ahead.
Leadership is definitely more like chess than checkers, and creative leaders have the advantage.
Your ability to think ahead, anticipate what’s around the corner, and get out in front can be practiced and developed.
This is usually best done in a team effort. Gather your team and invest focused energy on what’s ahead.”
-Dan Reiland, “6 Ways To Boost Your Leadership Creativity”