Most managers play a traditional chess game. They see the pieces as being fixed in capability. They see themselves as the grand master; the outcome purely based on their amazing intellect.
This is where they’re wrong. In this game, the pieces are self-aware and some are smarter than them.
You’ve got to listen to the pieces. They might know when you’ve made a bad move. They see the board differently than you. You’ve got to bring them together; allow them to create the strategy.
You’ve got to help every pawn reach the end of the board so that they can become what they want to become. Some will want to become a rook, some a knight.