In the April 1, 2006 issue of Business 2.0, Jeffrey Pfeffer,
Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford's Graduate School of
Business, argues that it pays to invest in leaders who blame
themselves when things go wrong. His focus is on CEOs and he uses
the metric of stock prices in his argument.
However, the points he makes -- that taking responsibility is good
leadership and that no problem can be fixed until leaders name and
describe it -- is as important to the types of organizations you lead
as it is to the corporate world. So, I think that you will find the
piece, which can be found at
Have a great week. We have sunshine today in Boston -- at last --
though the weather says it won't last.
. . . . . jim