self-deception

Leadership and Self-Deception

I read a lot of books on leadership. Most of them are good. Every now and then one is a dud. And a few of them are great. Leadership and Self-Deception was one of the great ones. I read it years ago. About six months after I read it... I read it again. It has been many years since I read the book. I saw there is a second edition available. So I decided, I am going to read it again.

Some of this was motivated by recent study in Matthew 23 - one of the hardest chapters in the Bible. Jesus is speaking about the Pharisees... and one word appears over and over. Jesus tells them they are blind. Spiritually blind. Spiritually deceived. Self-deceived in their case.

Doubt Your Infallibility: Or What Leaders Tend NOT TO DO!

Benjamin Franklin, the older I grow the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment, humility, self awareness

Here is the full quote, which was too long to put on to the image.

Having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. Ben Franklin

That was part of the wisdom Franklin offered to his fellow delegates at the United States constitutional convention in 1787.

The Bias Dynamic and What To Do About It

Bias - We All Have Them and They are More Substantial Than We Think

you are biased

I enjoy reading research on how the brain works, as well as the psychological and sociological studies of human behavior. In those fields, our unconscios patterns of motivation are of real interest to me. Closely related to that is the issue of Bias and how it affects us.

Here is an introduction to that theme and how you can be alert to it. You're More Biased Than You Think.

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