Article Written by Scott Cochrane
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 the pool it’s cute. For leaders, it’s a problem that can undermine their effectiveness because:
It appears self-serving
It erodes trust in followers
It diminishes respect among other more secure leaders