Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts Author Carol Tavris
ISBN-10 0544574788
ISBN-13 9780544574786
Year 2015-10-20
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Mariner Books
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Entertaining illuminating andwhen you recognize yourself in the stories it tellsmortifying Wall Street JournalEvery page sparkles with sharp insight and keen observation Mistakes were madebut not in this book Daniel Gilbert author ofStumbling on Happiness Why is it so hard to say I made a mistakeand really believe it When we make mistakes cling to outdated attitudes or mistreat other people we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self worth And so unconsciously we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility restoring our belief that we are smart moral and righta belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb immoral and wrong Backed by years of research Mistakes Were Made But Not byMe offers a fascinating explanation of self justificationhow it works the damage it can cause and how we can overcome it This updated edition features new examples and concludes with an extended discussion of how we can live with dissonance learn from it and perhaps eventually forgive ourselves A revelatory study of how lovers lawyers doctors politiciansand all of uspull the wool over our own eyes Reading it we recognize the behavior of our leaders our loved ones andif were honestourselves and some of the more perplexing mysteries of human nature begin to seem a little clearer Francine Prose O The Oprah Magazine

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Change Leader

Change Leader Author Michael Fullan
ISBN-10 1118106571
Release 2011-07-26
Pages 192