World's Ten Most Corrupt Leaders · 1. Mohamed Suharto, President of Indonesia (? · 2. Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines (?) · 3. Mobutu. Bestselling author, behavioral economist, and entrepreneur Dan Ariely explains in an interview with Calcalist how corruption spreads and why. Corrupt Leadership. LAURIE CALHOUN. "Be sure, gentlemen of the jury, that if I had long ago attempted to take part in politics, I should have died long ago. Leaders are at risk of being corrupted by power. It's not that power makes people want to be less empathetic; it's that taking on greater. Ethical leadership has been suggested as an organizational factor that could reduce unethical behaviors in an organization. When leaders cross the line, we often blame power. As Lord Acton famously expressed it, “power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts. As the rogues' gallery of fallen world leaders grows, you might be tempted to conclude that ours is the most corrupt era in history. The truth has been captured by corrupt, opportunistic SA leaders. 8 September - William Gumede. Many public figures increasingly, not only outrightly. was often described as one of “the world's most corrupt leaders”. But history has shown that the fight against corruption is a. “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims but accomplices. George Orwell,” say the posts (here.