ETHICAL LEADERSHIP

You Don’t Need Leaders to Tell People the Good News

Approximately 45 minutes (more, if the group is large)

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Overview

You need leaders, according to Lee Iacocca, to tell people things they don’t want to hear and then get them to do things they don’t want to do. The “right thing” is not always the easy thing. As Rudy Giuliani told us, we had to live in defiance of our fear following the destruction of the World Trade Center by terrorists. The right thing may also involve sacrifice: President Kennedy asked Americans to temporarily give up comfort in order to serve the less fortunate in foreign countries.

This exercise requires participants, working alone, to complete a comparison matrix. It then challenges them to think of ...

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