I see leadership material like this on LinkedIn a lot. It’s great and I agree with the content BUT If Leaders who deliver are what is required, why are Leaders who destroy so popular at the moment? Is material like this helping us deal with #cognitivedissonance?
From Wikipedia: In A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance (1957), Leon Festinger proposed that human beings strive for internal psychological consistency in order to mentally function in the real world. A person who experiences internal inconsistency tends to become psychologically uncomfortable and is motivated to reduce the cognitive dissonance. This is done by changing parts of the cognition to justify the stressful behavior, by adding new parts to the cognition that causes the psychological dissonance, or by actively avoiding social situations and contradictory information that are likely to increase the magnitude of the cognitive dissonance.
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