(1923– ) American business theorist, one of the founding fathers of organizational psychology, Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School. Argyris has influenced thinking about the relationship of people and organizations, organizational learning and action research.
To say to someone, “you’re a hypocrite” is about the nastiest thing I can say. The taboo of hypocrisy is so dark and foreboding that I refuse to look at my own hypocrisy. Now research on the brain reveals that our inconsistent behavior is a fact of life. If hypocrisy is a natural state, could we all “chill out” about the horrors of being hypocritical?