Psychology Today: Prof. Ronald Riggio on why dirty politics creates ‘bad’ leaders

It's easy to believe that we are doomed to choose between the lessor of two evils when picking our political leaders.

Ronald Riggio, the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, explains some of the reasons fueling that perception in a Psychology Today column.

“Sadly, we have only ourselves (and the political system we support) to blame,” Riggio writes. “Our perceptual biases, our human tendencies, and the way campaigns are run all combine to affect both who we choose as leaders, and how we perceive them.”

Read the full column in Psychology Today.

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