On This Day in Leadership History, November 17th

On this day in leadership history in 1973, U.S. President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, FL, “people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.”

What’s the leadership lesson? Article 1 of Leading with Honor’s “Honor Code” says this, “1. Tell the truth even when it’s difficult. Avoid duplicity and deceitful behavior.” Honorable leaders tell the truth regardless of how difficult it is.

Watergate Scandal – Wikipedia




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