With the President’s daily dose of doubts about the veracity of news media, coupled with algorithmsthat determine what news spreads, and even the capability to create digital doppelgangers of politicians and celebrities, confidence in our ability to assess reality correctly has never been more shaken.
Breaking Bad, is a universally acclaimed award-winning drama built on chemistry, cancer, and crime. It’s also the story of the erosion of a man’s soul as he gains power. As the protagonist, Walter White (played masterfully by four-time Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston) is a mild mannered high school chemistry teacher who is struggling financially.
I have been fortunate to know many C-level leaders who have refused to trick, con, swindle, defraud, bamboozle, or dupe their employees and their customers. To them, a handshake meant something and their word was their bond. Aware that they have a responsibility to be a conscientious and competent steward within the company, they acknowledge their commitment to the public trust.