Tag: ethics

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 […]

Training leaders to lead—time for a re-think?

Training leaders to lead—time for a re-think?

How effective is the present investment in growing new leaders? US companies alone spend almost $14 billion annually on various forms of leadership development. In the UK only 7 percent of senior managers polled by a UK business school thought their companies developed global leaders effectively. Trust in leaders in […]

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 […]

“Ethical fading”: not just a convenient label

“Ethical fading”: not just a convenient label

It’s not immediately obvious what VW, The Labour Party and the South Yorkshire police have in common. Up close though, the similarities are only too clear. All three are currently experiencing serious cases of ethical fading. The latter, described in more detail in a recent post here, occurs when people […]