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ANALYSIS : Ten ethical Leadership lessons from GSK Saga

ANALYSIS : Ten ethical Leadership lessons from GSK Saga

Just occasionally a useful e-book sneaks out that mainstream publishers have failed to ensnare. Thomas Fox’s “The Dénoument”, which explores the many implications of the GSK scandal in China, is one of them. In 50 pages of facts and informed  interpretations he unravels the latest twists in a saga worthy […]

ANALYSIS: Performance Management  for an Ethical Culture

ANALYSIS: Performance Management for an Ethical Culture

With additional comments by compliance expert Richard Bistrong Checking up on employees to see they’re doing their job well is in disarray. Most managers hate doing annual performance reviews. Many completely fail to do it properly or at all. Those on the receiving end of appraisals–to give performance management yet another […]

Why breaking up banks could be good for bank ethics

Why breaking up banks could be good for bank ethics

News that J.P.Morgan Chase is calculating the costs and benefits of breaking itself up has little to do with bank ethics. Yet better ethical behaviour could be one of the real gains from such an action, which is also apparently being considered in regulatory circles for other big banks too. […]

Santa Claus social science study reveals 7 leadership lessons

Santa Claus social science study reveals 7 leadership lessons

Dear Mr Santa Claus. We’re most grateful for your permission to conduct this path-breaking social science enquiry into your current operations and the Santa Franchise. You wanted our results before Christmas, we’re delighted to summarise our main conclusions here. Our two-volume, spiral-bound report will be left by the chimney in the […]

ANALYSIS: Reputation Risk Handbook

ANALYSIS: Reputation Risk Handbook

“I’m as pure as the driven slush” quipped the much-quoted actress and libertine Tallulah Bankhead. Not only did she mean it, but other sharp comments built her reputation as one of the wits of Manhattan. She worked hard to polish and refine it. A new and useful handbook on reputation […]

Exclusive: Interview with “Reputation Risk” author

Exclusive: Interview with “Reputation Risk” author

Andrew discusses with Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, her new handbook on: Reputation Risk–in an age of hyper-transparency.   See also Analysis: our review of her new handbook–due December 11th.   “Why did you decide to write this book  now, as opposed to say a year or so back–what has changed […]