EQ4U UPDATE – MARCH 2022
The quotes for March relate to an article advocating that ‘tough times call for true leaders’, ref CIPD, Work-Winter 2021, p11. GRAMMAR/COMMUNICATION NOTES below reflect the theme of potentially associated delusional and negative leadership traits. Justifiable excoriation of leaders to whom these attitudes and behaviours apply!
‘Leadership is an opportunity to serve, not a demonstration of self-importance.’
‘Many suffer from cognitive dissonance, believing themselves to be great leaders, when in fact they have led too many people into disaster.’
MANFRED KETS DE VRIES
Leaders’ cognitive dissonance also describes the Dunning-Kruger effect named after Cornell University psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger’s 1999 research paper. The Dunning-Kruger effect occurs when leaders have limited personal awareness, and in particular hold a disproportionate view of their own importance and ability. Charles Darwin’s observations: ‘Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge’, and ‘Those with limited knowledge in a domain suffer a dual burden: Not only do they reach mistaken conclusions and make regrettable errors, but their incompetence robs them of the ability to realize it’, are also indicative of the Dunning-Kruger effect.
Sophism /sophist Using clever but fake /seemingly plausible, though actually invalid, and misleading argument
Verisimilitude Having the appearance or semblance of truth or reality
Perissology Using a superfluity of words
Please continue to let me know if you have any grammar or communication notes that you would like me to include or if you have any comments.
Warmest & best wishes,