Ethical leaders tend to run more profitable companies. Why? One reason is they usually show a strong personal commitment to affecting company culture. Equally important, there’s a positive link between a company with a strong affirming culture, and individual performance. These same leaders will therefore be good at installing or […]
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Re-wiring what it means to be an ethical business leader and some of the trends bringing about this change.
How many law suits is too many? Most (90%) US corporations juggle multiple ones at the same time. These law suits keep legions of lawyers gainfully employed. They can also be highly damaging for those on the receiving end. For instance, even when frivolous they can still undermine a […]
Most companies claim to have important values. In the best ones these drive the organisation, guiding both direction and culture. Yet as Enron demonstrated, boasting about values is easy. Making them come alive, and sustaining them is far harder. One leading global communication company for example, call its values “Guiding […]
“I believe a new set of values are necessary to take us to the next level…to be a great company, integrity must be at the core of what we do.”David Sacks, CEO Zenefits, 2016 From day one in early 2016, the newly appointed CEO of Zenefits—a fast growing software company […]
In Charley and the Chocolate Factory, a few lucky customers discover in a candy bar a golden ticket for a guided tour of Wonkas’ magic manufacturing facilities. In contrast, recently a single luckless German buyer found a piece of plastic in his Mars product. Cue not for a factory tour, […]
“I believe a new set of values are necessary to take us to the next level…to be a great company, integrity must be at the core of what we do.” David Sacks, CEO Zenefits, 2016 From day one in early 2016, the newly appointed CEO of Zenefits—a fast growing software […]
“The most valuable asset in the capitalist economy is not cash, stock or buildings, but trust.” Economist Intelligence Unit, Risk of Risks What would a serious blow to your company’s reputation cost? This was once a rather academic query–most organisations could afford to consign it to the back burner. Today […]