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The Question


Given the nature of the allegations and his past history, could Dominique Strauss-Kahn recover the credibility necessary to lead the IMF, or run for president of France, even if he were found innocent of last weekend’s sexual assault charges?

Posted by On Leadership  on May 17, 2011 9:55 AM
Views from the Panel

Why leaders personal lives do matter

“Many people say that ‘whatever they do in their personal lives doesn’t matter. I care about what they do in office.’ They point to history and the infidelities of...”

Posted by Paul Schmitz on May 13, 2011 11:45 AM

Why Strauss-Kahn had to go

“No matter how capable a leader DSK may have been, the IMF couldn’t afford to simply slap him on the wrists again...”

Posted by Robert Goodwin on May 13, 2011 11:45 AM

C’est normal?

“Logically speaking, there should be no impact on Dominique Strauss-Kahn's ability to run for France's presidency....What we're delving into with this question, however, has very little to do with logic...”

Posted by Coro Fellows on May 13, 2011 11:45 AM

The demands of credible leadership

“When the narrative order of a person’s life reveals so many major lapses of judgment, it isn’t just a reminder of human frailty; it is a sign of a deeply ingrained sense of entitlement...”

Posted by Katherine Tyler Scott on May 13, 2011 11:45 AM

Leaders as servants not seducers

“Most French people probably see Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s conduct in a different light from their views of Clinton or of former president Francois Mitterand, who had a secret...”

Posted by Michael Maccoby on May 17, 2011 11:09 AM

Character shattered is career ending

“The blue-chip credentials of a long and distinguished career, however, cannot somehow make up for...”

Posted by Michael Useem on May 17, 2011 11:03 AM

Dominique Strauss Kahn, and the price of hubris

“Not long ago such allegations would never have made the news. Men like Strauss-Kahn would escape justice because they are rich and...”

Posted by John Baldoni on May 17, 2011 11:05 AM

An extraordinary exception to the French media's typical languor

“His experience as former leader of the IMF may come in handy to raise money for court expenses...”

Posted by Warren Bennis on May 17, 2011 11:07 AM

Rehabilitation is nearly impossible for Strauss-Kahn

“The accuser would have to be determined to have the characteristics of the accuser of the Duke University lacrosse team in order for Strauss-Kahn to...”

Posted by Slade Gorton on May 17, 2011 10:59 AM

DSK should never be an elected leader in France

“His prior reputation (known in France as ‘the great seducer’) and these allegations...”

Posted by Marshall Goldsmith on May 17, 2011 11:02 AM
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