Leadership

The Power Of Temptation

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Executive Summary

People are not good at anticipating the power of their urges, and those who are the most confident about their self-control are the most likely to give into temptation, said Nordgren. "The key is simply to avoid any situations where vices and other weaknesses thrive and, most importantly, for individuals to keep a humble view of their willpower." In developing their case, the study's authors cited previous research demonstrating that people often have difficulty appreciating the power of impulsive states.

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