A divided life
To the extent that Tiger Woods crafts responses to accommodate his roles as husband, brand manager, and CEO of Golf, he will be perpetuating a divided life, not healing one. At the core of authentic leadership as a professional and as a human being is the necessity of ensuring that there is no material difference between one's on-stage life and one's back-stage life. When there is, even if no one ever finds out, it is corrosive to the authenticity from which leadership derives. And when the world does find out, as in this case, it is not only corrosive but explosive.
That doesn't mean that public figures don't deserve privacy. They do. The just can't exploit that privacy as a shield if they wish to lead effectively.
Posted by: Philosophe | December 8, 2009 3:57 PM
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