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A Psychological Theory of Culture: Balancing the Conscious and Unconscious Mind to Improve Leadership

Summary: The unconscious mind is responsible for daily decisions that need to be made in seconds, and often those decisions are irrational in nature. Leaders must understand this and understand the impact that culture plays on decisions made by the unconscious mind. An employee at a company will have to juggle the company's culture as well as their own personal culture from day to day, and this can have an effect on how decisions are made. If leaders are observant of the culture of a group, as well as the connections between members of the group, they can make an effort to make more rational decisions in the future.

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  • Topics: Leadership
  • Keywords: Culture, Behavior, Leadership, Research, Decision making, Groupthink
  • Author: Carder, Brooks
  • Journal: Journal for Quality and Participation