Management and the Illusion of Control

Management and the Illusion of Control

Ourthinking Back in the 70’s, Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer studied a phenomenon she called the Illusion of Control. That is the strong tendency people have to see their actions as causing things to happen, even when they have no impact whatsoever. She conducted a...
Leadership Development Myths – Part 3

Leadership Development Myths – Part 3

Ourthinking Myth #3: Leadership Is About TraitsThe leadership industry is obsessed with defining the traits of leaders. What are the elements of personality, character, or style that mark the successful leader?Some hold up the vague example of celebrity CEO’s, like...