Warren Bennis on ethics from Crimes of Cunning

The “prison experiments” by psychologist Philip Zimbardo show “that ethical problems in organizations originate not with “a few bad apples” but with the ‘barrel makers’—the leaders who, wittingly or not, create and maintain the systems in which participants are encouraged to do wrong.”

–Warren Bennis &
James O’Toole in
Harvard Business Review
June 2009