Leaders Can’t Fall for the Symbolism Fallacy
Symbolism ruins just as much as it unites.
Leaders love symbols. Flags, statues, anthems, dates, all of it. I call it symbolic leadership. Or in many instances, the symbolism fallacy.
Symbols are, for humans, a sign of unity, power, pain, you name it. We use our symbols to remember what was, and where we hope to go. There is inherent…