A few weeks ago we discussed the scandal surrounding Lance Armstrong where he was stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles. However, as that news fades into the past, it seems that there is never any shortage of public figures to shake one's head at. This time it is the now former CIA Director, David Petraeus, who is under investigation for an extramarital affair.
It should go without saying and we are all taught this at a young age, the truth always finds its way to the surface. Whether you are a military leader, political official or a business owner, making questionable decisions will never be beneficial in the long term. It is human nature to make mistakes, but they are meant to teach a lesson. This lesson is not limited to the person making the mistake either. Future leaders should take note too.
The unfortunate truth is that it is only a matter of time before the next scandal dominates the media once the Petraeus affair is old news.