PART TWO Identity and Leader Behavior in High Stakes

chapter TEN

Sources and Signs of Moral Corruption in Leaders

A main point of Chapter Seven was the central place of morality in any group story. The last two chapters showed how moral voices, postures, and heroics take over when groups enter high-stakes territory. In such times, every beneficial group—be it a couple or a corporation—relies on the moral underpinnings that its members bring to its interactions to sustain the story. The leadership challenge at ClearFacts embodied in the deeds of Howard Green is basically a moral challenge—a challenge of moral corruption. ClearFacts can survive the crisis of fraud by Howard because other members of the team recognize and act on the situation ...

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