Executives should take heed of the leadership failings that dragged down British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, writes Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Brown had his share of Shakespearean flaws, Kanter notes, but his most memorable gaffe was calling a voter "a bigoted woman" while his mic was still live. "He forgot a leadership lesson: Act as if the audio is always on," she writes. "It's a dangerous leadership trap to believe that you can keep anything private."
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