Leadership In the Age of Cynicism and Fake News — Revisited

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We just dropped our kids off back at college after a week of spring break. I devoted as much time as I could to family time this week, so I didn’t take time to research and write a new article. However, this post from March of 2017 is timely as I did take time this week to research integrity as a character quality for followers of Christ. Next week, I’ll share some of what I learned about integrity. In the meantime, this post continues to be relevant for leaders today.

Leadership In the Age of Cynicism and Fake News

Have you noticed the shift in attitude among your friends and coworkers? Have you noticed that cynicism and skepticism have become normalized? Information we formerly trusted is now regarded as potentially correct. Communication from leaders that used to bring clarity and hope is now filtered through skepticism and doubt. This new atmosphere of mistrust and doubt raises the bar for leaders in authenticity, transparency, and integrity.

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This was originally posted March 22, 2017.

Dr. Scott Yorkovich is a leadership coach and consultant. He works with individuals, small and medium organizations, and ministries. Contact him at ScottYorkovich[at]LeadStrategic.com with your questions.

Photo by Julbert Ebrahimi. Photo available at Unsplash under CC0 license. Image modified for size and space.

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