Tag: speaking up

Are your employees calling the shots on ethics?

Are your employees calling the shots on ethics?

Speaking up: after 32 years, reality finally caught up with Ray Kelvin. Staff put the controversial, long-serving CEO on the spot over “forced hugging.” Some 2,500 staff dared  to speak up, signing a petition protesting the CEO’s intrusive actions. After three decades in power the serial hugger reluctantly stepped down […]

How employees can keep you on the straight and narrow

How employees can keep you on the straight and narrow

It has cost $15 million dollars and with nothing to show for it. Except serious reputation damage. Barclays’ CEO Jes Staley  tried discovering the identity of a whistle blower. He ran slap into laws designed to protect people who speak up about unethical practices in business.  The resulting $15  million […]

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 […]