Many public figures have fallen into self-destructive moral failures, shocking no one. But do you know why leaders fail morally? The temptations that swirl around the rich, famous, and powerful would be hard for any of us to resist. But occasionally, a moral crisis ensnares someone so respected, revered, and loved that we find ourselves utterly stunned.

With a desire to honor God, set a good example, and lead my family and others well, I’ve been looking at these stories. I wanted to find the factors common to these falls. As I share these 7 reasons why leaders fail morally, I must tell you: I am not immune to any temptation or wrongdoing, so I have to be alert and on guard in all circumstances, too.


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