In speech to MBA students, Warren Buffett, said, “There are three things in hiring people [that you] should look for: integrity, intelligence, and energy. If the person doesn’t have the first … the latter two will kill [you].”
Whenever we realized that we had provided inaccurate information to the International Trade Commission staff, we immediately corrected it, even if it hurt our case. Our honesty and transparency with the staff built our credibility with them.
The lessons of Chernobyl for all political and business leaders are the same lessons relearned over and over again after many disasters and scandals. Always face the brutal facts of reality.