James Post on Bloomberg TV Addresses Sex Scandals and the Boardroom

in Faculty, News
November 15th, 2012

“Moral credibility of organization matters more,” Post argues

On Bloomberg TV, Boston University’s James Post takes a hard line on whether sex scandals should become boardroom issues. Post is the John F. Smith, Jr. Professor in Management at Boston University and the recipient of the Aspen Institute’s 2010 Faculty Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement.

“Leaders are role models. They set the tone for the organization…so the boards have to be concerned,” Post says. In a related article for Bloomberg News, “Sex-Scandal CEOs Spark Surge of Notoriety in the C-Suite,” Post elaborates, saying, “[The] directors can’t excuse it, because the moral credibility of the organization simply matters more…We live in a time of great moral ambiguity…For someone who aspires to the corporate suite, there needs to be some serious introspection on what’s the price you’re willing to pay for that in terms of personal as well as professional behavior.”

See more commentary on this issue from James Post, in the article “Sex-Scandal CEOs Spark Surge of Notoriety in the C-Suite,” by Jeff Green, Bloomberg, November 13, 2012.