Tag: authenticity

No going back–compliance is here to stay

No going back–compliance is here to stay

The idea that compliance will take a dive in importance due to a changed US administration is laughable, if it were not affecting some normally quite sane people. It is true Donald Trump seems no fan of compliance and has gone on the record as saying the Foreign Corrupt Practices […]

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 […]

Will CEO soon come to mean something really bad?   

Will CEO soon come to mean something really bad?  

The simple letters CEO once said it all. They meant you were top of the greasy pole and mainly there to deliver profits for shareholders. Nowadays though, C-E-O  means playing many roles, wearing multiple hats and delivering varied results. For example, most senior leaders of large corporations readily talk about the […]

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 […]

Business leaders not ready to lead in an ethical way

Business leaders not ready to lead in an ethical way

Guest blog from Kai Peters, Chief Executive of Ashridge Business School in Hertfordshire, UK. How ready are business leaders to lead in an ethical way? Our research suggests there’s far to go before most will handle the challenge of creating an ethical environment. For example, there must be commonly held values […]