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What is ethical leadership and does it matter?

What is ethical leadership and does it matter?

Let’s talk about noodles! Food giant Nestle in India, is currently battling to preserve its instant noodles brand Maggi. This is a long-standing favourite of millions of consumers. Surprising evidence the noodles contained unsafe levels of lead and traces of monosodium glutamate (MSG) has proved a direct challenge to the […]

How to predict the future

How to predict the future

Financial managers got it wrong. As a group they confidently expected a “yes” vote in Greece. Hardly a triumph of peering round the corners of the future. They joined the shamed pollsters of the UK’s recent general election, in which all the main poll services failed miserably to predict the result, […]

Speak up, or fail as a leader!

Speak up, or fail as a leader!

Leaders sometimes speak up. Ethical business leaders most definitely speak up, though not enough do. A sure way to fail as a leader in today’s demanding corporate environment is to keep quiet when you should be doing the opposite. Speak up about what though? How far should progressive business leaders […]

Millennials under stress—an ethical red flag?

Millennials under stress—an ethical red flag?

Almost everyone these days suffers from some form of stress. A few psychologists even argue being human is to suffer stress. But then some of them will say anything for a headline. The real issue is the strong evidence of Millennials experiencing more than their fair share of stress. “They’re […]

How to cure wilful blindness

How to cure wilful blindness

There’s a disease eating away at many organisations. It has many names, but the best of them is “wilful blindness.” Another is conscious avoidance or ostrich tendency. Whatever you choose to call this insidious behaviour it’s about not asking too many questions, refusing to know and acknowledge what’s going on […]