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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.  […]

Trust me I’m a Leader

Trust me I’m a Leader

Greg Clark, Britain’s new City minister recently put the message bluntly. Britain’s financial services industry needs to “re-build trust as a matter of urgency.”[1] Nor is it just the financial services experiencing a serious trust deficit. Numerous studies confirm trust of organisations and their leaders has taken a beating in […]

Too many leaders not enough leadership?

Too many leaders not enough leadership?

Earlier this year a report by the government’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills concluded: “There is clear and compelling evidence to show that failings in our leadership and management skills are holding back the UK’s competitiveness.” [1] We shouldn’t exactly be surprised. The training and development of UK managers […]