Screen shot 2012-12-12 at 11.22.23 AMI just read a great post by Beth Triplett, posted on her Leadership Dots blog (a great blog by the way). The post reminded me of one of my favorite clips from The West Wing, which is here for your viewing pleasure. To set the stage, President Bartlett (Martin Sheen) is playing a game of chess with his aide Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe) while at the same time resolving a conflict with mainland China over Taiwan.

The West Wing – Look at the Whole Board

How do you lead? “You have a lot of help, you listen to everybody, and then you call the play.” And don’t be afraid.

I don’t get the time to post a lot here…I tend to tweet more leadership stuff these days, but this one was worth it. Thanks Beth!