"Leadership Tips from Tony Hayward (or Not)." That was the headline of an article published yesterday in which Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter opined the now former BP p.l.c. chief executive officer "must have studied management in a parallel universe, where a set of anti-rules for bad leadership are taught." Among those rules: deny and minimize problems; emphasize your own power and importance; make the story all about you; never apologize, and don't even pretend to learn from your mistakes; and hang onto your job even when it's clear you should go. So here's a question for our readers: based on that analysis, which provincial politician appears to have gone to the same school as Mr. Hayward?
July 27, 2010