Good leaders abhor wrongdoing of all kinds; sound leadership has a moral foundation.
Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
There has always been a deficit of moral leadership – it’s not new to our day; however, we must be courageous enough to recognize, even demand that our leaders have morality at their foundation.
It is not our position at FivestarMan to be political, but I want to use an example that demonstrates the need for moral clarity. During the Clinton scandal, the argument to his defense became that the inappropriate relationship that he had with an intern was a “personal” matter. That argument would never fly in the private sector – a CEO would be escorted immediately.
Unfortunately, the collateral damage of excusing this abhorrent behavior had repercussions on the entire nation. As a pastor, I saw the definition of “sexual relationship” became merely “friends with benefits.” The foundation stone of morality was redefined.
Sound leadership must honor a moral foundation and abhor wrongdoing of all kinds.