Leaders’ Bad Decision-Making Everyone makes at least one decision in their lifetime and it’s not always a good choice or decision. Some are small, domestic, and innocuous. Others are more important, affecting people’s lives, livelihoods, and well-being. Many of the simple decisions people make like what color pants they will wear today or whether or not they want spaghetti for dinner, etc. are often automatic or based on their preference at a given moment. Inevitably, we make mistakes along the way. So as you look back at your life and think about some of the poor choices you have made, you might find yourself wondering exactly why you made those decisions that seem so poor now in retrospect. Why did you marry someone who was all wrong for …show more content…
Dan Gilbert had a wonderful talk about this issue: “What makes this dynamic inconsistency happen? Comparison. Troubling comparison.” In the same view, Penn State University also show that many decisions in life cause a feeling of dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is defined as conflicting attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors (McLeod, 2014). In the cognitive dissonance theory we have a drive to keep our attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors in harmony and avoid dissonance (Festinger, 1957). Moreover, Harvard Business Review stated that there’s some psychological reason for these decisions-making (Andrew Campbell, Jo Whitehead and Sydney Finkelstein, 2009): Pattern recognition, Emotional tagging is two main reason which can make a good leader makes bad decision. Besides, nine habits were considered as the possible reason why leaders make bad decisions: laziness, not anticipating unexpected events, indecisiveness, remaining locked in the past, having no strategic alignment, over-dependence, isolation, lack of technical depth and failure to communicate the what, where, when, and how associated with their decisions (Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, 2014). These terrible reason keep distracting leaders from going their right way, make their right
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It is human nature for everybody to make mistakes. Some mistakes are as little as a typo that can simply be whited out and corrected. Some as big as infidelity in a relationship. Some mistakes are easily forgiven and others not so much. But there is one thing for sure, if mistakes are never made, a person will never know their true purpose in life. Now of course most mistakes you will have to pay for but, every great person has made some sort of mistake to get them where they are now. Every mistake in life is a lesson that contributes to making people successful.
Whenever something goes wrong there is a reason for it. More often than not this comes around to the fault of a human being, and in cases where it can be hard to determine that culprit usually did the action unintentionally. Just because that person did not purposefully commit a discretion does not mean that it was not their fault. Somewhere along the road before deciding on the wrong choice the culprit could have looked over something or made a smaller wrong decision which over time escalated into a major problem. Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, reveals how everyone must take full liability for their actions, even if the results of those actions were indirect or unintentional; without this responsibility, side effects of actions would cause widespread harm.
Choices, mistakes and consequences all sum up to your future. Ever since I can remember, my grandmother always had a tough time with my uncle and till this day she still does. I saw my grandmother suffer and it affected not only her, but the entire family. My grandmother is a woman of morals and values and taught those morals and values not only to my uncle, but to my mother and my aunt. No matter how much you teach a person, no matter how much you discipline a person the person can only change if they want to change. I consider myself part of the intended audience of “There Is No Blame; There Is Only Love” because my personal experiences lead me to agree with Ann Karasinski; that you can only help a person so much but it is up to them if they want to change their way of being.
Some people in life go with the flow without ever making hard decisions,not building their character at all,and end up in a place where they never expected to be.From the choice of when to wake up in the morning and the clothes we choose to wear.
Cognitive dissonance is a theory presented by Leon Festinger’s in 1957. This theory suggested that we have an inner drive to hold our attitudes and beliefs in harmony. When we have two inconsistent cognitions this creates dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is physically uncomfortable to experience. There’s some negative physical tension that you feel any time you recognize two inconsistent thoughts or realize that you’ve done something through your behavior that contradicts you true attitudes and beliefs. Dissonance gets in the way of finding some sense of truth. In general, if we want to understand the world, then we want a clear, consistent picture of it. Anything that makes us feel inconsistency of something that’s a problem, and we are motivated to restore consistency again. We can restore
Cognitive dissonance is a communication theory mostly used in the field of social psychology in providing a theoretical framework in dealing with various issues relating to psychology. The title provides us with the concept that cognitive is thinking while dissonance is the inconsistency or conflict brought about. Cognitive dissonance manifests when one holds two or more incompatible beliefs simultaneously. This theory has been used and applied in several disciplines including communication, due to its simplicity and straightforwardness. The theory is commonly applied in these dynamic fields since it replaces previous conditioning or reinforcement theories by viewing individuals as more purposeful decision makers striving to acquire a balance in their beliefs. Cognitions are chunks or bits of knowledge which can pertain to any variety of values, emotions or values. These cognations can be related to one another or they can also be completely independent from each other (Cooper, 06). For instance, one may like to eat junk food, but may also be trying to lose weight. The two cognitions are related to each other in tha...
Cognitive dissonance explains how people change their opinions about themselves and their environment. It is also concerned with the relationships and cognitions. When people do something that goes against their belief system, they experience dissonance. There are ways of resolving this dissonance, which vary for every person and situation. That is why people reduce dissonance in different ways.
Destiny plays a considerable role in everyone’s lives. It is the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future. The inevitable fate that comes with destiny fabricates all the decisions in our existence. Every so often when something occurs in our lives, we find ourselves wondering if it was truly destiny or if the result was owed to our actions. However, everyone has the choice to believe that the actions that influence their present way of life are due to a greater force. One always has the option to make decisions and choose which path they would like to take, and every one of these decisions will indefinitely have a positive or negative consequence. Nonetheless, it is only the positive outcomes that are acknowledged as fate. On many occasions when something detrimental transpires...
Our choices have an effect on our lives and can change them to be good or bad. Hindus believe that choices that affect their lives are determined if there will be good or bad outcomes. Nathan and Rukmani choose to leave their home to find their son Murugon, but the choice ended in a badly when they learned that their son left his wife and had been gone for over two years. “We had come a long way to meet bad news and now it seemed there was neither going back nor forward” (Markandaya 160). Moving in with my dad was a choice that made my life better. It was better for me by having someone constantly pushing me to do my best in school and in anything I do. In the Hindu religion it is believed choices that have caused suffering will help purify the soul.
But life is wonderful because life is about making mistakes. It is what we do
Furthermore, Hodgson and Drumond (2009) as cited in Francis-Smythe, et al. (2013) argues that some managers focuses only to one solution and incorporating them to different situations believing that every situation is the same. Hodgson and Drumond (2009) continues that some managers over commit to one problem for a longer period of time forgetting other important things to be done. So they rush and make urgent decisions without evaluating it. Another reason why managers made wrong decisions is that some incidents are unusual or evidences and facts are not complete during evaluation. Managers also used their past personal experiences in dealing with difficult situation believing that it will also resolve their current situation Francis-Smythe, et al.
In conclusion, life is filled with lessons. Some of them are learned through reading books, traveling, and watching old Disney films. In contrast, some are learned through mistakes, and hard times. As life goes on we will continue to grow up, find new interests, and meet new people. Along the way we will find things that we enjoy doing, and things we can’t stand. All of these things teach us lessons that make us the human beings we are today. I would never take back any of the things that I have done in the past because those are the building blocks that constructed me into the person I am today. I hope I will look back fifty years later and say, “Yea. It was a good life.”
When growing up in this day, with many of our fellow men and women trying to get a taste of the good life. They will try to obtain happiness in very different ways with how they treat each other. The choices I have made have given me great opportunities to create a better and more fulfilling life for me. The reason I believe that choices affect our lives so greatly is because most of us our given a fair chance in todays world. An example from my life is being able to get over family problems with my dad. I made a life choice not to have contact with him because of the man I saw when I was a child. The troubles in my family will help me be a strong and more independent person throughout my life. Having independence will help me continue to grow into a hopefully more successful adult. Making the choice in not having contact with my father was a difficult decision. It was hard to keep a relationship with my real brother because he still keeps in touch with my dad. My older brother may look down on my choice, but I believe that I made a better choice. In the future I may have regretted in not speaking to my father, but for right now I think it is better to cut all communication with him. Being able to make a hard choices in cutting communicati...