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Dirty Hands

  • By: Terry L. Price
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Leaders are said to get their hands dirty when, for the sake of what might be called a “higher cause,” they engage in behavior that is generally thought to be morally wrong. Accordingly, immoral action that makes a leader's hands dirty ...

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