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How Should Men Accused of #MeToo Offenses Respond?

Leadership, "Reputation Matters," Forbes, September 14, 2018

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What would have happened last year if—upon hearing of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment debacle and forced exit from the company he created—CBS CEO Les Moonves had decided to take a radically different path?

What if—knowing that a police report was being filed against him, and that news of it and other abuses he had never admitted to was inevitably going to come out in the current environment—he had chosen to come clean instead of continuing to stonewall? In fact, what would have happened if he had come clean long before?

While this is not the crisis advice one would necessarily give, as the #MeToo movement marches on we need to find some new strategies not only for curtailing abusive behavior, confronting it and making reparation but also for potentially modeling how one might recover honorably. [...read more]

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