CEO Accountability

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BP CEO Tony Hayward has resigned after months of infuriating many Americans with insensitive comments about the Gulf oil blowout. In light of the resignation, we discuss CEO accountability and responsibility. Are CEOs held accountable often enough for the actions of their companies? Does Hayward stepping down increase your confidence in BP and its ability to clean up its mess in the Gulf?


Robert Sutton, professor at the Stanford Business School and author of the forthcoming book, "Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best and Learn from the Worst"