It’s the 20th anniversary of The Sopranos, one of the most influential television shows of all time. Since this is a blog about high-character leadership, it’s worth considering Tony Soprano’s leadership style. That’s right–we can learn a lot about ethical leadership by studying how people like Tony lead their organizations.
In a recent article I wrote for my Forbes column, I explain why following Tony’s fear-based leadership is unethical, ineffective and self-defeating. The three good reasons for not leading like Tony Soprano are:
1. Terrorizing people is unethical.
2. People don’t respond well to fear.
3. That cliche about living by the sword is true.
Read the full Forbes article here.