Management and Chess

rook

When you play chess, you consider the function of each piece and put the pieces in positions where they can best perform considering the situation. You do not expect the rook to play like a horse. You cannot change the functions of your pieces you can only take advantage of their strengths. It may be a crude metaphor but managing or leading people is pretty much like. Spending so much time trying to change a person can quite futile compared to discovering his strengths and capitalizing on them.