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With Congress fractured by hyperpartisanship and the media hindered by accusations of bias and “fake news,” it appears unlikely that these two traditional sources of leadership can fully regain the trust of the American people in the months to come. But businesses — CEOs, in particular — may benefit from a comparative advantage: They can move quickly. They can act now, especially in areas where the president and Congress fail to take a stand. By exhibiting multidimensional leadership, by extending leadership into the public sector while sporting strong social consciences, CEOs can begin to regain the trust of the American people immediately.


Born, Dana, and Josh A. Goldstein. "Business Leaders Can Reverse the ‘Implosion of Trust’." Boston Globe, March 15, 2018.