Mendoza School of Business

Rex Tillerson’s failures should send corporate leaders soul searching

Published: June 4, 2018 / Author: Joseph Holt

In a commentary piece for Fast Company, Notre Dame business ethics professor Joseph Holt, who teaches in the Department of Management and Organization in the Mendoza College of Business, examines the corporate leadership model in light of Rex Tillerson’s tenure as U.S. Secretary of State. 

Read the full commentary here.

These failures weren’t just the result of personal incompetence, however, or strictly a reflection of the State Department’s unique challenges. They resulted from Tillerson’s thinking and behaving like a CEO–his following certain corporate leadership practices that may now be worth revisiting.