Author: Andrew Leigh

A moral compass versus the wild, wild west

A moral compass versus the wild, wild west

A bunch of financial traders in Singapore has just departed, been demoted, or been denied their bonus. So far, nothing new–it’s more of the same, and once again RBS in the firing line. [1] What’s particularly revealing about this latest exercise in closing yet another stable door after a bolted […]

SPEAK UP AND BE DAMNED

SPEAK UP AND BE DAMNED

There’s a startling disconnect between what so many organisations of all sizes say matters and their real-life actions. Perhaps the most brutal divergence is between the claim to value people in the organisation who speak up and what happens when they do. Whether these people offer creative solutions, point to […]

ETHICAL LEADERS

ETHICAL LEADERS

It’s illegal to drive on Britain’s roads without a driving licence. From 2nd April 2013 aspiring brokers and capital market traders must take the equivalent of a driving test. This assesses their ability to make ethical decisions; without a pass they cannot practice their trade. An ethical test, especially for […]

TOMORROW’S LEADERSHIP

TOMORROW’S LEADERSHIP

What will it take to be a successful leader in the next decade and beyond? This is the gist of our new book Leading the Way, recently published by Pearson FT. It was also the focus for a recent think tank bringing together a group of young people already marked […]

Ethics, What’s That?

Ethics, What’s That?

What does it mean to be a responsible leader? One place perhaps not to look is towards Goldman Sachs. In the most recent example of the conflict between ethics and mammon, the investment leadership at the company clashed head on with the: “if it’s legal can we do it?” issue.  […]