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Leaders Must Be Honest

John Hennessy, Stanford University
In conversation with: Tina Seelig, Stanford University

“I think leadership is broken around the world,” Stanford University President John Hennessy says in response to concerns raised about the global state of affairs. “Partly, it’s broken because people don’t like to tell the truth when the truth is difficult.” In conversation with Stanford’s Tina Seelig, Hennessy adds that leaders must clearly communicate what they’re willing to do and not do.