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The Lost Media “Cult” of David Petraeus, or The Emperor’s New Clothes Syndrome

Danger Room senior reporter Spencer Ackerman wrote a fascinating article about his complicity in the media hype that made General David Petraeus a hero. Without that carefully constructed pedestal, Petraeus might not have risen so high, or fallen because of a personal moral lapse. Through this lens, it’s possible that Petraeus fall came from an […]

On Leadership: Petraeus Post-Scandal Reaps Privilege, Profit

David Petraeus has a lot of jobs lately, CUNY and KKR Global Institute. But┬áJena McGregor reports in the Washington Post’s On Leadership that he’s backed off on the impossibly lucrative $200,000 salary for adjunct work at CUNY, now claiming $1 for his class at Macauley Honors College. McGregor notes that “the Ivory Tower has long […]

Integrity + Relationships = Return: Leadership, Public Relations and UAE Altruism

What’s the internal rate of return (IRR) for leadership altruism? What’s the connection between creating a follower-friendly identity and being a good leader? It’s complicated! Personal chef Jean Crovato, profiled in today’s Washington Post, praised her longterm employer, Joseph Robert Jr. for teaching her that the business term “internal rate of return” really means working […]