Tag: Ethical Leadership

Does the ethical public relations leader exist?

Does the ethical public relations leader exist?

Revelations about the PR firm Bell Pottinger, again raise the issue of what exactly is an ethical business leader?  Reports suggest this firm earned £100,000 a month in fees, running a secret campaign to stir up racial tension on behalf of its billionaire clients. Now the firm’s own future is […]

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 […]

What sort of business leader do we really want?

What sort of business leader do we really want?

The US election has been one way answering what sort of leader some people want. Another is the spell-binding Abel Gance silent movie Napoleon.  Once again this extraordinary achievement packed out a major London venue in November 2016. It keeps  happening. Whenever this marvel of cinema rears its head, audiences […]

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 […]