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The #1 Killer of Change

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That phenomenon, first described by Jerry B Harvey in his article ‘The Abilene Paradox’, highlighted his views on consensus inertia. He believed, as I do, that groupthink erodes values; stifles critical thinking, limits creativity; enables undue influence of direction; and, allows inequity of action. I recently had a great catch up with my younger brother and youngest sister over a meal in their favorite local restaurant.

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So, We All Agree?… Really? | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

It’s called The Abilene Paradox The Abilene Paradox was introduced by Jerry B. One suddenly suggests that they take a trip to Abilene (which is about fifty miles north), for dinner. When they arrive at the restaurant in Abilene, they order and eat a very mediocre meal after which they pile into the car again for the long and hot trip home. I hadn’t heard of the “Abilene Paradox&#.