It’s interesting how often Rudy Giuliani gets cited by books about leadership. He’s invoked as if he’s an unarguable archetype. For me this highlights a deep flaw running through most of what’s written about leadership, which I think is a displacement of a whole bundle of feelings. We invoke heroes to absolve ourselves of responsbility, or as a confused effort to take control.
Anyway, whether you agree with the points made in this YouTube or not, it certainly should make you pause before buying into hero worship.
Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan