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Lessons from the Lance Armstrong Cheating Scandal

Publicado na Havard Business Review em 18/12/2013.

Clayton S. Rose’s recent case study looks at the behavior of teammates who were swept up in Lance Armstrong’s cheating scandal. When do followers need to break away from their leader?

 by Michael Blanding

Cyclist Lance Armstrong overcame incredible personal adversity to reach the highest levels of success. Then, just as spectacularly, he fell from grace in a public scandal that destroyed not only his reputation, but also the reputations of many others who had devoted themselves to him—in the end, tarnishing the entire sport of professional cycling.

When Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey in January 2013 that he had “doped”—taken performance-enhancing drugs—to win his record seven consecutive Tour de France victories from 1999 to 2005, few could be surprised. Rumors and allegations had been swirling around the cyclist for years.

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