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Wednesday, February 08, 2012
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Of course, were you to block out the negative, you'd be acting in a way that Bob Sutton probably wouldn't find surprising.
In a recent blog post, the Stanford management professor opines that leaders can be more easily swayed by positive feedback than by reality.
Sutton synthesises several recent studies to show how flattery can lead to an inflated self-assessment and distract leaders from what's actually happening on the ground.