Clinging to power – no matter what happens

If Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor was a private sector CEO, he’d be long gone: Experts
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/16/2013

The upheavals in his life have been hard to miss: illegal drug use, verbal outbursts, inappropriate on-air language, allegations of drinking and driving, possible domestic abuse — and denials. So many denials.

And yet somehow Toronto’s mayor, Rob Ford, has managed to stay at the top, both in title and in public opinion polls. But what if this was a CEO of a private company?

“I’ve seen CEOs exited for much less offensive actions than we’re seeing right now,” said Richard Davis, president and CEO of Kilberry Leadership Advisors in Toronto.