Two years ago at the height of the banking crisis I wrote an article about the role of leadership as both the cause and the solution. With today’s focus on regulation as a solution to curbing the excesses in banking, I think my thoughts are worth a rethink. Here’s a quote I found that started me thinking in this direction:
“On the sea there is a tradition that with responsibility goes authority and accountability. Men will not long trust leaders who feel themselves beyond accountability for what they do. And when men lose confidence and trust in those who lead, order disintegrates into chaos and purposefulships into uncontrollable derelicts”
– Wall Street Journal – Editorial 14 May 1952
The article, titled: “Oh Captain, My Captain! Why are you abandoning ship?” can be found in the Articles and White Papers section of this blog or can be accessed easily through the following link: “Oh Captain, My Captain…”
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Tight Lines . . .