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Are we overreacting to private mistakes? Broken pedestals and the constant leadership crisis of the American “freak show”

Francis Cline’s NY Times editorial introduces Neil MacDonald’s wisdom about the ongoing Rob Ford leadership scandal. Ford is an extreme case of private behavior poisoning public perceptions. But in other cases, are we overreacting? Is private morality really the marker of good leaders, or is that a new leadership myth? The CBC Washington Correspondent wryly […]

David Petraeus: How does the sex scandal reflect on his leadership ability?

CIA Director, 4-Star General David Petraeus resigned this week because of implications that his extramarital affair jeopardized national security. It’s a familiar story, although the ending of this one — the resignation — isn’t always inevitable. Presidents, Representatives, Governors, Deans, CEOs — many are tempted and many give in to temptation. A few resign over […]