Today’s Reading “Why Leaders Play Chicken” comes to us via the HBR Blog Network and is from the pen of Ron Ashkenas. Ashkenas is managing partner of Schaffer Consulting and author of the recent book, Simply Effective.
In this piece, Ashkenas reminds us of the game of chicken that most of us played when we were children. It was a foolish, immature way of showing who had the most guts, the most nerve, and the most will-power. And, the winner became the respected dominant leader of the group.