In 2007 Vineet Nayar became head of the Indian IT services giant HCL. With over 160,000 employees around the world, he feared they’d see him as out of touch. He worried they’d place him on some kind of pedestal. So the new CEO set up around 25 town hall meetings. each […]
Guest post from Barbara Brooks Kimmel, CEO & Cofounder Trust across America-Trust around the World Where does trust come from, what does it really mean, and why is it so important in business? As a former CEO once told me, most leaders are too busy dousing day-to-day fires to give […]
Andrew Leigh meets Rohit Malik, Aon Hewitt’s HR Leader in India Aon employs over 72000 people worldwide. As we’re looking at ethical leadership, does anyone in the company actually talk about ethics? Rohit Malik, Aon HR Director: We have a clear focus on operating with ethics and maintaining zero tolerance […]
“Hello, I’m your chief executive. Thanks for calling me on my special access phone number.” “ Wow is that really you?”` “Certainly, don’t you recognise my voice?” “ Not sure I’ve heard it enough to know. Still thanks for taking my call.” “No problem. You sound, how can I say, […]
Turbo charge E&C programs explains the five actions a company can take to make its activities more effective in this area.
Do employees understand the “why” of their organization’s code of conduct? Guest post from Dr Attracta Lagan Or, how many grasp the ethical reasoning behind it? Based on lengthy experience in this area, I believe few staff develop this essential understanding. As a consultant, and co-principal of Managing Values, a […]
In any expert or leadership role you also need to take care of who you are and how you come across. We’re talking here about personal impact—the effect you have on others. Expertise isn’t enough to exercise influence in an organisation. Similarly, just because you’re a leader, manager or supervisor […]
Companies wanting to make compliance work now need to go beyond it. Mounting pressures from various quarters are starting to make even the most resistant leader, manager and financier aware of the serious limitations of what we can call conventional compliance . Until recently though, anyone with the temerity to […]