This is an evening view of the Central Park reservoir. I took it the other night. Bruce Weinstein, public speaker who specializes in ethics presentations, business ethics keynote speeches, and workshops for global corporations.

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.