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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering of home owners in Manahawkin, N.J., who were affected by last year’s Superstorm Sandy. Mr. Christie and his office are embroiled in a scandal regarding lane closures on a bridge. (Mel Evans/AP)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering of home owners in Manahawkin, N.J., who were affected by last year’s Superstorm Sandy. Mr. Christie and his office are embroiled in a scandal regarding lane closures on a bridge. (Mel Evans/AP)

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A management lesson from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s damage control, drawn by consultant Art Petty: “Taking accountability by firing your chief of staff and then running the bus over her repeatedly in the national press doesn’t feel like taking accountability.” Also, saying “I don’t know” sounds weak, even if true. Management Excellence Blog

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Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter

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