Another great piece from NPR:
You can read the piece HERE.
And you can view the power of social cues in this famous Candid Camera experiment:
We feed off the moods and actions of those around us.
It’s important to remember that, not only in the office, but as we see leaders shape the words and actions of crowds to their own purposes.
This is powerful stuff that can fuel our worst behaviors as well as our best.
Think about that the next time you hear a large crowd channeling and chanting their slogans.
There’s not that much distance between crowds and mobs. We should never forget Germany in the 1930s, nor the America that remained passive during the lynchings of the Jim Crow era.
None of us are as civilized as we think we are when surrounded by fear and hate.