ERIC Number: EJ1034286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Want to Improve Your Leadership Skills? Play Chess!
Hunt, Samuel J.; Cangemi, Joseph
Education, v134 n3 p359-368 Spr 2014
This paper explores the value of the "Game of Kings," Chess, as a tool for developing highly successful leaders. This paper highlights and demonstrates how the methods of the game of Chess can have strong influence on the ability and performance of exceptional leaders in any field, and how the game of Chess can enhance the cognitive capacity of those in leadership, beginning at a young age, to improve their mental capacity in a world experiencing diverse change in this new millenium. The authors come to the conclusion that in order to bridge the gap between scholarship and entrepreneurship, and to build better leaders capable of handling future demands; the well-researched and powerful tool of Chess should be incorporated into the early grade curriculum, as well as in graduate leadership, business, industrial, and educational programs. Chess can be the catalyst to enhance the skills of graduates and leaders alike to remain competitive in a global economy.
Descriptors: Leadership, Skill Development, Games, Game Theory, Training Methods, Leadership Training, Capacity Building, Creative Development, Correlation, Entrepreneurship, Educational Practices, Critical Thinking, Cognitive Ability, Leadership Qualities, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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