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Cruise Ship Captain a Defining Example of Untrustworthy Leader

Posted by Robert Hurley on Friday, January 20, 2012,
In my book The Decision to Trust there is a chapter on trust in leadership. I suggest that trust among followers comes in part from practices such as "demonstrating capability," "being predictable and having integrity," "aligning stakeholder interests," and "manifesting benevolence." Captain Schettino of the ship Costa Concordia seems to have failed in all of these areas. His flawed maneuver near the coast showed a lack of competence. His unauthorized buzzing of the coast to salute his friend...
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An addendum to David Brooks Piece on President as Leader

Posted by Robert Hurley on Friday, January 13, 2012, In : Opinions 
As I expect from Brooks (NYT Jan 12 The CEO in Politics), an insightful view of leadership. I agree with Brook's view but would add a few "must haves" to be a great President based on my 2012 book The Decision to Trust - 1) a few of Brook's points (e.g., instrumentality), can be expressed as "they are great stewards" which implies they serve the larger interests and take a long term perspective. 2) It is political judgment "plus"; beyond political judgment, they also need to be good decision ...

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