Tag: Accountability

When does it makes sense to say no to new business?

When does it makes sense to say no to new business?

To say no to new business sounds slightly crazy. Especially when it promises to be highly profitable. Growth, new prospects, risky but lucrative choices, all tend to be fatally attractive.   Small or new companies find it almost impossible to turn down new business, such as a prospective client. Or to […]

When culture and values fail—what next?

When culture and values fail—what next?

The fall of John Stumpf, long serving CEO of Wells Fargo makes good headlines.   Some 5,000 or so employees fired for abusing the trust of the banks’ customers sounds even better.  It seems to show  a management on the war path. Is this the top team riding to the rescue […]

Why reputational risk keeps grabbing the limelight

Why reputational risk keeps grabbing the limelight

“The most valuable asset in the capitalist economy is not cash, stock or buildings, but trust.” Economist Intelligence Unit, Risk of Risks What would a serious blow to your company’s reputation cost? This was once a rather academic query–most organisations could afford to consign it to the back burner. Today […]

Clawing back  bonuses

Whining bankers suggests someone’s doing something right

The so-called “fight-back” by bankers complaining proposed new regulations over bonus claw backs and jail sentences will make their industry less competitive is a sure sign the proposed changes might start to make a difference. First,  the issue of competitiveness. Suggesting a tougher regulatory regime will somehow put the UK […]

Outrage: the alternative to a Social Licence

Outrage: the alternative to a Social Licence

by Katherine Teh-White, Managing Director, Futureye Today, a Masai warrior with a cell phone has better access to information than Margaret Thatcher once had as Prime Minister in 1980s. Instant information now erupts from some of the world’s poorest places, not just the richest. The right to it and to […]

Accountability: When the CEO is a Houdini

Accountability: When the CEO is a Houdini

Houdini turned escaping into an art form. Even now, his name conjures up someone good at extracting themselves from impossible situations, and not necessarily from hanging upside down while chained and manacled. The latest company Houdinis are Credit Suisse’s CEO Brady Dougan and his chairman Urs Rohmer.  Their bank is […]