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In 2017, the New York Times’ Clyde Haberman wrote a thought-provoking article on the Intelligent Design debate. (This article is accompanied by an informative video.)
Consider a former prisoner who cannot get a job when he divulges this information, even though he has done his time – what do you think the chances of getting a job would be? Virgin CEO Sir Richard Branson sought to turn around perceptions of ex-prisoners by creating an employment and management development programme for ex-prisoners within Virgin with great success.
When experiencing cognitive dissonance people will either seek to reconcile their feelings of anxiety and discomfort by changing their beliefs, or reinterpret the information that contradicts their beliefs.
Dealing with cognitive errors is increasingly becoming a central concern for developing leaders and managers. Visit the Mind Tools site and test yourself.
Values can create tension because some values that drive our behaviour as individuals are not consistent with others that regulate our behaviour socially.
In its true original intent, humanism refers to a non-religious but naturalistic approach to understanding human behaviour, one that stresses being fundamentally ethical, human-centred, self-fulfilling and self-actualizing.