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Do the Right Thing—While You Still Have a Choice

By: Sander A. Flaum
Last updated 5/12/2014

Larry Merlo, CEO of CVS Caremark, didn’t wait until legislators told him that cigarettes and health care don’t mix. His company will voluntarily stop selling tobacco products later this year, even though it will probably bring a drop in revenue. Sander A. Flaum ponders, “What if more leaders looked beyond their next financial quarter when deciding what’s the right thing to do?”

About the Author(s)

Sander A. Flaum is Principal, Flaum Navigators, and Chairman, Fordham Leadership Forum, Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration. Contact him at sflaum@flaumnavigators.com