Loyalty to a Leader Is Overrated, Even Dangerous
Harvard Business Review
DECEMBER 16, 2014
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. In truth, this archetype bears very little relationship to the actual day-to-day operation of an organization, where leaders are actual flawed humans who are (hopefully) more interested in meeting common goals than in living out a dramatic narrative. In real life, though, he would make a terrible manager.