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When CEOs Self-Destruct: Lessons in Values for the Corporate Board

The forced resignations of executives at Lockheed Martin and Best Buy – along with the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus – raise questions about the values boards reinforce with their leaders. Columnist Gael O’Brien says many critical qualities – emotional intelligence, authenticity, self awareness, and stakeholder-focus — are often not included in the process.

The Challenge of Authentic Leadership

Of all the styles and types of leadership, something called authentic leadership seems the easiest to achieve – after all, who wouldn’t want to be, and come across as, the genuine article? But it may be more complicated than that. Columnist Gael O’Brien asks: “Is it possible that a 21st century leadership can emerge that involves self awareness, emotional intelligence, and authenticity?”

Leadership, Common Purpose and Shared Values

Columnist Gael O’Brien speaks with Joel Kurtzman about corporate culture, CEO leadership and the concept of a common-purpose organization. “It is difficult for a company to keep a sense of common purpose for longer than a decade,” he says. “It has to be nurtured or it goes away.” One company that has succeeded: American Express.