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Why you need to keep self deception in check

How familiar are you with the idea of self-deception? Self-deception is the mental process a person can go through to deny or rationalize information. Someone may engage in self-deception to convince themselves that their opinion is more logical and true than some counter-position or argument. Self-deception is basically lying to yourself. For example, an employee believes they will be promoted to a senior leadership position one day if they keep working hard, despite the fact that after 15 years at that employer they haven’t even been promoted to frontline manager.

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Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.