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Ethics

Leadership and Ethics: The Case Against Sheryl Sandberg

Can an unethical leader be considered a leader in the true sense of the word? Are ethics intertwined, nay a foundational element of leadership? That is the question raised in this article.

A lot has been said but more needs to come out before some of us are convinced of Ms. Sandberg’s guilt or innocence however, her reported conduct and that of Facebook does test the bounds of ethics. The question is: do her accomplishments fade in context?

Here is the original article referenced in the piece above.

What do you think?

CEOs behaving badly: Mr. Black goes to jail

Mr. Black pocketed millions of shareholder dollars in a scam. Got caught. Now he is headed to prison for 61/2 years.
What was he thinking? Apparently, Lord Black thought that he would not be caught and if he was he would get away. Not sure what happened to his carefully laid out plans but he is headed to prison.
When Mr. Black was carrying out this scam, where was the CFO? Where was the CIO’s head buried when this money passed through the systems? Where was the head of human resources?
Should they all go to jail with him? I think so.
So far we have passed – admittedly ineffective – laws to protect whistleblowers. What about laws to punish those who should have known but did not say anything? Now that is a deterrent against white collar crime.
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