Cognitive Dissonance

Self help for all leadership and management.   Believing your own lies can be your downfall  —  even worse is not knowing you are doing this.

Excerpt:   Once you start to think about it, the list of situations in which people resolve cognitive dissonance through rationalisations becomes ever longer and longer. If you’re honest with yourself, I’m sure you can think of many times when you’ve done it yourself. I know I can.

Being aware of this can help us avoid falling foul of the most dangerous consequences of cognitive dissonance: believing our own lies.

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