Kindness And Toughness, Confidence And Humility: James Comey talks ethical leadership at UConn

BY Gabriella DeBenedictis • October 16, 2018 • 6:00 a.M.

Former FBI Director James Comey spoke on ethical leadership, his FBI career and the current state of American politics at the University of Connecticut’s Jorgensen Auditorium last night.

Comey said after President Trump fired him in May 2017, he felt a responsibility to speak on what it means to be an ethical leader, as he worries that the constant barrage of news surrounding immoral leadership in the political, entertainment and sports worlds discourages young people from striving to lead ethically.

“If that happens, we’re lost,” Comey said. “Maybe the good that I can contribute is, maybe I can use my voice to paint a picture of what it can look like- through the mistakes that I’ve made, the things that I’ve learned, great people I’ve been led by and terrible people, and paint a picture that way. And so that’s what I’m trying to accomplish by writing and speaking.” 

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