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The Death of Groupthink

Diversity isn't just the best way to guard against the proliferation of Groupthinkit's also good for the bottom line, says Deloitte's Sharon Allen

As the chairman of the board at Deloitte LLP, I've witnessed many times how the courage of one person with a very different perspective can keep the flame of critical thought burning brightly.

Yet, for me, one of the most dramatic illustrations of this healthy communications dynamic didn't come from a boardroom. If you haven't seen the 1957 movie classic Twelve Angry Men, you might want to check it out the next time you have a rainy weekend afternoon—or if you want to learn more about good corporate governance.