Loyalty to a Leader Is Overrated, Even Dangerous

Harvard Business Review

I teach a course on ethics at the McCombs School of Business and have run the McCombs Speaker Series on Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility for the last seven years. His talk, as well as his book, presents a self-exposé of an intelligent and nice man with too much loyalty to his CEO, Richard Scrushy. Allowing employees to speak up and take an active part in the decisions of organizations has been shown to be an effective strategy across industries.