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Essential Lessons on Leadership (Collection), 2/e by Jon Huntsman, Doug Lennick, Fred Kiel Ph.D., James F. Parker

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10. The Moral Leader

Dick Harrington served as president and CEO of The Thomson Corporation, a global electronic information company, prior to its acquisition by Reuters in 2008. On September 11, 2001, Dick was in London for a meeting of The Thomson Corporation Board of Directors. He was talking on the phone with his Connecticut headquarters when he got word of the attack on the World Trade Center. Harrington, along with the other members of his executive team in London, was thunderstruck. More than 2,200 Thomson employees worked in the neighborhood of the World Trade Center, with offices of approximately 200 employees in the twin towers. It would be days, even weeks, before it knew for certain that 11 of its employees had been killed, including ...

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