September 16, 2013
Why Lawyers Become Bad Leaders
Adam Niklewicz for The Chronicle Review
If you're a lawyer, you've heard it before: Americans don't much like us.
A recent Gallup poll finds that less than a fifth of Americans rate lawyers highly or very highly in honesty and ethical standards, above members of Congress and car salesmen. According to a Pew Research Center poll, honesty is the most important leadership trait.
Although honesty is not a characteristic commonly associated with lawyers, Americans place lawyers in leadership