Tag Archives: lie

What Makes Leaders Popular? How Followers Create Imaginary Leaders, with the Power of Story and Selective Attention to Details

The Harvard Business Review this week reveals some fascinating — and somewhat disturbing — insights into the ways followers create and respond to leaders as if they were what they imagined them to be. It’s a powerful effect, one that can bolster a leader’s power and influence, at least until the imaginary bubble pops, and […]

Leading with Lies: Romney Marketing Debate Misstatements as Positive Policy

The key misstatements Romney is turning into campaign criticisms: Today, Glen Kessler of the Washington Post, tracks campaign ads that reproduced Romney’s debate misstatements. He writes: “When readers ask whether we get annoyed that politicians often ignore fact-checking criticism, our answer is always the same: We write for voters, not politicians. Politicians are not going […]