We are in a huge, systemic, financial crisis. Times are tough, solutions uncertain. But is this traumatic situation, at its roots, a financial crisis?
Leadership requires going beyond what is in order to transform what is and create enduring value. When I look beyond the financial crisis, I see a character crisis. Unethical, illegal, self-focused, character-poor leadership is destructive to all. The more our positional power and character power serve a range of constituencies—finance, employees, customers, community, world—the more sustainable value we create.