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Reasons We Choose And Follow Bad Leaders

2. We Equate Effectiveness with Being a Good Leader. 

We place great value on results, but often neglect to consider how those results were obtained (i.e., “the ends justify the means”). Truly good leaders are successful, but they are careful to do the (morally) right things. Good leaders minimize harm and strive to represent all of their constituents, not just those who they favor.

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Why do we choose and follow dictators, despots, and tyrants? Is it us or them that’s the problem? Well, it’s both. Followers reap the leaders they sow and vice versa. So, if we don’t like what we are reaping, we should change what we’re sowing.

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5. We Rationalize. 

All too often we give leaders “a pass” instead of holding them accountable. Or, we allow leaders to be above the rules (“he/she can do it because he/she is the leader”). Finally, we “settle” too easily. Instead of seeking out the very be...

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