10 Thinking Traps (That Ethical Leaders Avoid)
November 28, 2012 23 Comments
Avoid These 10 Thinking Traps
What are some of the thinking traps that we fall into as leaders? I’m not referring to “correlation versus causation” and other logical reasoning problems. There are some common ways of thinking about business leadership that cripple our effectiveness and undermine our ethics. These misconceptions should have important names that reflect the wide swath of negative impact that they cause in organizations.
Here are 10 types of flawed leadership thinking that I have seen, with my own tongue-in-cheek descriptive names for them…
The message? Ethical leaders avoid these 10 types of flawed thinking.
Which one of these is your favorite? My favorite is #10.
Linda Fisher Thornton is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Leadership for the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies. She is also CEO/Owner of Leading in Context LLC, a leadership development consulting firm helping business leaders lead responsibly in a complex world.
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