If you’re a leader who wants to get the best results from every meeting, then you know that you have to avoid groupthink or a ‘herd mentality’.

Groupthink happens when everybody in a meeting goes along with every decision, even if they disagree. Historically, this has led to some serious consequences for too many organizations around the world.

So in MLP #016 we’re going to explore some groupthink examples and help you learn how to avoid them, so you can optimize the results of all of the meetings that you lead.

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(:00) Show Opening

(:27) Skip intro Podcast content starts here!

(:56) Groupthink Overview  Groupthink can cause a stock market crash and more

(1:28) Groupthink Definition

(2:04) Groupthink Example Ford Pinto

(3:57) Groupthink Example Non-Profit Board overspends on marketing

(4:41) Groupthink Suggestion #1 Gather a diversity of participants and opinions in meetings

(5:24) Groupthink Suggestion #2 Measure your results quickly so that the results of a Groupthink decision don’t last too long

(5:56) Groupthink Recap 

(6:35) Podcast Outro 

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