Title

Leading in Cynical Times

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2005

Publisher

Sage Publications

Abstract

Times of uncertainty often breed cynicism. Disillusionment with people in high places who misuse the public’s trust erodes confidence in leaders. Given that leadership is a relationship—with credibility at the heart of this relationship—we postulate six important requirements for beating the cynics and restoring both the opportunity to lead and to have trust in our leaders