Failing to talk openly about “ethics” at work can be down to many reasons. From disinterest to being over busy, from being self-absorbed to not realising its importance. Of the many possible causes, there’s one that seldom gets an airing: Imposter Syndrome. This arises when even successful leaders have chronic […]
“Hello, I’m your chief executive. Thanks for calling me on my special access phone number.” “ Wow is that really you?”` [spacer height=”20px”]“Certainly, don’t you recognise my voice?” [spacer height=”20px”]“ Not sure I’ve heard it enough to know. Still thanks for taking my call.” [spacer height=”20px”]“No problem. You sound, how […]
Martin Shkreli, has been called the most hated man in America. CEO of a tiny company Turing Pharmaceuticals, he had bought the lifesaving prescription drug Daraprim from its owner Impax Laboratories. He promptly hiked the price 5,455% from $13.50 a pill to $750. He has since resigned from his job […]
Suspended right in the centre of an oil-devastated landscape, surmounted on a pool of escaped oil, hovers Shell’s bemused CEO. All around lies evidence of black pollution. He can hardly escape the conclusion Shell has probably not been a force for good in this area—for decades. The CEO walks gingerly […]
“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 […]
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Oscar Wilde saying: “I can resist anything, except temptation”, or the unlikely phrase “Great Depression”, or even “Act Naturally” are all what wordsmiths call oxymorons. For many people “Business and ethics” is almost certainly an Oxymoron—an incompatible mix. For them, ethics inhibits or prevent the profit-making drive, through for example, […]