The $7 billion Apology

May 10, 2009

The $7 billion Apology

  A picture is worth a thousand words (or 765.8 billion yen, equivalent of $7.7 billion) in the past quarter. Toyota’s president Katsuaki Watanable is seen here deeply bowing in apology: “We were lacking in scope and speed in dealing with various problems and for that I am sorry.” This is CEO responsibility and accountabilty at its finest.

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Leslie Gaines-Ross
Leslie Gaines-Ross
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As Weber Shandwick’s Chief Reputation Strategist, I focus on the ever changing world of reputation. For the past 25 years, I have relentlessly observed, researched and commented on the rise and fall of corporate and CEO reputations.

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