have a contest to see if anyone outside of New York City can name one other person running for mayor. If that wasn’t bad enough, I opened my local newspaper to see a political cartoon about Weiner. Enough!
Now Mayor Bob Filner of San Diego is going into rehab for sensitivity counseling for two weeks. I hope the tax payers aren’t footing the bill. It will be a waste of money. There is no rehab that will improve poor judgment and stupidity (http://clicktotweet.com/n5da2). Filner could not have gotten to 70 years of age in politics without some form of
sensitivity training (http://clicktotweet.com/8dfs4). It did not work then and it will not work now. Get real!
Sex is a value, a powerful motivator. I wrote about sex and sexual harassment in my e-book, Leadership for New Managers: Book Two. Here is what I wrote:
“You have only to follow the news to see how powerful the sex drive is as a core value. Leader/managers need to be aware of this not only for their associates but also for themselves. It would be naive to believe that associates do not have sex in the workplace if the opportunity presents itself. This seems especially true in male dominated professions and industries. It may take the form of sexual harassment, groping, verbal remarks, jokes, calendars or photographs, and even intercourse. The current state of TV and cinema seems to indicate that sexual misconduct in the workplace is acceptable, but it is not. In fact, it has ruined many careers and families and resulted in many law suits.”
The sexual misconduct of leader/managers is far more serious. Leaders should set the example with their professional conduct. To have an affair or to create a sex scandal is wrong on several levels. It violates the trust between a significant other and may involve deception and denial. The sound judgment of leaders involved in an affair is questionable. Affairs never end well. People always get
Keep in mind that I wrote published this in March of this year, before the current flock of scandals. My book is available at http://smashwords.com/b/300090.