Visionary Leadership: When Social Proof Fails

Visionary Leadership - When Social Proof Fails

What is visionary leadership? In 1921, an explorer and naturalist named William Beebe was trekking through the jungle in Guyana.  He came across a large colony of ants marching along a path that they had made. Curious, he followed the little ant highway to see where they were going. After a quarter mile of climbing […]

Influencing Outcomes: 3 Ways to Get the Ending You Want

Influencing Outcomes - 3 Ways to Get the Ending You Want

Can we change opinions by changing expectations? A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology seems to think so.  He conducted a simple but revealing experiment that speaks volumes about how humans form opinions. Spoiler alert:  we are not nearly as independent-minded as we like to think.  But that’s good news if you happen to […]