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Groupthink

  • By: Craig D. Parks
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Groupthink refers to the process that leads a group of capable and talented members to render a poor, often disastrous, group decision. The term was coined by Irving Janis in 1972 as a result of his investigations of famously bad group ...

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