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WAY OT: A REQUIEM FOR OUR TIMES

Filed at 8:57 am under by dcobranchi

Change “employees” to “citizens” in the following ‘graf (which was written about Ken Lay):

Are we now less likely to fall victim to the next charismatic, innovative leader? I still wonder whether we truly recognize and value the appropriate traits in our leaders. We want honest leaders who are decisive, creative, optimistic and even courageous, but we so easily settle for talk that marks those traits instead of action. Worse, we often don’t even look for one of the most critical traits of a leader: humility. A humble leader listens to others. He or she values input from employees and is ready to hear the truth, even if it is bad news. Humility is marked by an ability to admit mistakes.

Yeah, my mood is quite dark.

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