Is the power of leaders waning just about… well, everywhere?

Michael Yorke
14 min readOct 25, 2022
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It’s fair to say that people don’t like being told what to do. In fact, a weird psychological trait we human’s have developed means that if someone tells you what to do you end up wanting to do the opposite. If someone says “don’t push that button”, you sort of want to push it just to see what happens. This is called reactance, and it’s an evolved behaviour that reminds our brains that…

Michael Yorke

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