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THE QUESTION

Tiger's lessons for embattled leaders?

As the de facto leader of Golf Inc., how did Tiger Wood perform at Monday's pre-Master's press conference? What did he need to accomplish to resuscitate his brand? What lessons could other recently-challenged leaders, such as the Pope and GOP chairman Michael Steele, draw from Tiger's handling of the press?

Posted by Steve Pearlstein and Raju Narisetti on April 6, 2010 5:05 AM
FROM THE PANEL
Michael Maccoby

Addicted to self-destruction

Tiger's struggle to recover from his fall from grace presents lessons not only for leaders but also for anyone who has strayed from the path of integrity.

Posted by Michael Maccoby, on April 7, 2010 7:09 AM
Yash Gupta

A matter of trust

"That's something the best leaders do - show humility and appreciation for the fact that success is a collaborative thing."

Posted by Yash Gupta, on April 6, 2010 3:27 PM

Heeding the call of oversized egos

Tiger seems to be on the road to recovery. The pope and Michael Steele, however, have a long way to go.

Posted by Columbia University students, on April 6, 2010 1:38 PM
Ken Adelman

Easier said than done

Besides being factual, thus appealing to the head, a leader in crisis should connect emotionally, appealing to the heart.

Posted by Ken Adelman, on April 6, 2010 10:43 AM

Public displays of character

The difference between Tiger Woods and Michael Steele is that Tiger is taking a serious look at himself and reflecting on how far astray he has gone from his core values and beliefs.

Posted by West Point Cadets, on April 6, 2010 10:36 AM
Donald Kettl

Feeding the ravenous beast

Ducking and weaving and blaming and ignoring rarely works in the short term and never works in the long term.

Posted by Donald Kettl, on April 6, 2010 6:39 AM
Katherine Tyler Scott

Spiritual truths of leadership

Every leader must have a solid core--a sense of what defines them and tethers them when they encounter great difficulty or great temptation.

Posted by Katherine Tyler Scott, on April 6, 2010 6:33 AM

Pope Benedict, take note

Imagine if Pope Benedict had used the occasion of Easter to express appreciation for his community's devotion to his Church, while acknowledging the decades of pain that poorly supervised pedophile priests have caused thousands of children.

Posted by Amy Fraher, on April 6, 2010 6:24 AM

Survival of the sorriest

Tiger nailed the conference because he let his honest, repentant, and reflective self shine through.

Posted by Coro Fellows, on April 6, 2010 6:15 AM
John Baldoni

'The most dreaded knowledge'

A leader who avoids accountability is no leader; he or she is simply a person with a title but no moral authority.

Posted by John Baldoni, on April 6, 2010 5:55 AM

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FEATURED COMMENTS

hmaulden: Tiger has brought shame and dishonor on himself. I say good luck to him fixing all that with his family. My beef with Tiger is the dishonor ...

improvista: The premise that handling of the press is all that matters is absolutely ridiculous....

gac12: It goes to show that the public is more interested in celebraties who are in the public eye of the sport (or cinematic) world and have a...

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