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Warren Bennis
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Warren Bennis

Warren Bennis is University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Southern California. His newest book is 'Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership.'

Leadership Pop Quiz

A pop quiz:

I. What is the best predictor of bad character?

A. A governor who accepts a half-million dollar bribe from a donor for a seat on the state hospital board.

B. A Wall Street CEO who hands out outrageously high and undeserved million-dollar bonuses the day before the business goes bankrupt.

C. A governor who goes AWOL for a week without telling his staff or his wife that he's in Buenes Aires with his mistress.

ANSWER: None of the above


2. What is the best predictor of bad judgment?

A. A governor who accepts a half-million dollar bribe from a donor for a seat on the state hospital board.

B. A Wall Street CEO who hands out outrageously high and undeserved million-dollar bonuses the day before the business goes bankrupt.

C. A governor who goes AWOL for a week without telling his staff or his wife that he's in Buenes Aires with his mistress.

ANSWER: ALL OF THE ABOVE

By Warren Bennis

 |  July 13, 2009; 3:37 PM ET
Category:  Ethics Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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