10 Ways Leaders Become ‘Grandmasters’

Leadership is a lot like a game of chess. Like a grandmaster in chess, the best leaders have an uncanny ability to look several moves ahead. They anticipate changes; some well down the road and adapt accordingly. Watch a grandmaster chess champion in action and you’ll see what I mean. Unlike pedestrian players, like me,…

Avoiding the Perils of ‘Watch Me Swim’ Leadership

Have you ever encountered a “Watch Me Swim” leader? This is the person who insists on letting you know about every accomplishment they’ve achieved, no matter how small or insignificant. The attitude is very similar to the child splashing around the swimming pool, desperate for the grown-ups to notice their aquatic abilities. For children in…