What do the collapse of Enron (2001), the “Bridgegate” scandal (2013), and the Flint water crisis (2016) have in common? Each incident occurred as a result of multiple failures of leadership. In particular, there were failures of leadership by decision-makers with legal training.
If you think that sounds like a good topic for a book, you are right. I am pleased to announce the release of my latest audiobook, Dangerous Leaders: How and Why Lawyers Must be Taught to Lead, by Anthony C. Thompson. The author is a Professor of Clinical Law at New York University, where he teaches courses related to criminal law, race and leadership, and civil litigation. A member of NYU’s law faculty for over 20 years, he is also the founding director of NYU’s Center on Race, Inequality and the Law. The book was originally published by Stanford University Press; the audiobook is from University Press Audiobooks, and it is available at the normal audiobook outlets. A limited number of promo codes, redeemable on Audible, are available here.Continue reading “Lawyers and Leadership”