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How to avoid toxic tone from the top

How to avoid toxic tone from the top

The failure of BA’s chief executive Alex Cruz to avoid toxic tone from the top will resonate for months, perhaps years. True the airline’s share price has not died a death. Toxic tone from the top can take months, even years to undermine a brand. No amount of high tech […]

Can we measure trustworthy business behavior?

Can we measure trustworthy business behavior?

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 […]

Should ethics really be taught in schools?

Should ethics really be taught in schools?

“We’re here to make money” That remains the over-arching driving force behind most businesses, and in some ways it’s right. A commercial business making no profit is either going  broke, or is some kind of welfare case. But while making a profit is important, this can never be the sole […]

How to cure wilful blindness

How to cure wilful blindness

There’s a disease eating away at many organisations. It has many names, but the best of them is “wilful blindness.” Another is conscious avoidance or ostrich tendency. Whatever you choose to call this insidious behaviour it’s about not asking too many questions, refusing to know and acknowledge what’s going on […]

Can ethics and sales ever be reconciled?

Can ethics and sales ever be reconciled?

By Catherine Bernales and Antonia Di Lorenzo There’s a great cartoon in which a sales manager tells one of his team: “A dynamic sales idea Lou. I’m just sorry I have to notify the police.” At the recent Ethics and Governance conference by Ethisphere, in London, an attendee challenged the […]