Leaders are usually charismatic, confident and unwavering, but there is one phenomenon that is the bane of leaders everywhere. It is called groupthink, a phenomenon in which the need for harmony and unity becomes so important that people just give in to each other's choices and ideas without properly thinking if it is the best choice of action. Groupthink is a leader's worst nightmare. Here's why.
In a study by Irving Janis in his work "Victims of Groupthink: Psychological Study of foreign policy decisions and fiascos", he has stated that there are eight symptoms of groupthink in which four are particularly harmful to whoever calls themselves leader. They are: