More From The Blog

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 […]

Uber: In urgent need of ethical leadership

Uber: In urgent need of ethical leadership

What kind of leadership is emerging at Uber, the so-called conventional taxi killer? For many users Uber looks a sure thing—a disruptive technology promising to improve the hiring experience and even make it cheaper. It’s a personal-car service aiming to get a client a car in less than five minutes. […]

Would the leader of an ethical global company please stand up

Would the leader of an ethical global company please stand up

Is there an ethical global company anywhere? Currently we see vast swathes of the corporate world wilfully avoiding paying their proper share of taxes through avoidance schemes, mainly centred around Luxembourg. Meanwhile three quarters of the banking industry remains mired in never-ending fines for nefarious practices almost too numerous and complex to […]

Full frontal hug from Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry

Hugging an ethical leader—10 reasons for doing it

“I am transitioning to 100 percent hugging,” says Jerry Greenfield co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s, the ice cream empire. Known for his reliance on ethics and values, his business plays an active part in the wider community and his ice cream sells globally. Recently, he held a lecture and free ice […]

Can ethics and sales ever be reconciled?

Can ethics and sales ever be reconciled?

By Catherine Bernales and Antonia Di Lorenzo There’s a great cartoon in which a sales manager tells one of his team: “A dynamic sales idea Lou. I’m just sorry I have to notify the police.” At the recent Ethics and Governance conference by Ethisphere, in London, an attendee challenged the […]

Is this a step too far for nailing bankers?

Is this a step too far for nailing bankers?

In August 2014 London Mayor Boris Johnson called for ‘guilty until proven innocent’ to become the law for suspected terrorists. He argued for a reverse of the normal presumption of innocence for those who travel to Iraq and Syria.[1] Let’s not stop at terrorists though. Why not bankers? New laws […]