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 […]
Re-wiring what it means to be an ethical business leader and some of the trends bringing about this change.
A sword of Damocles hangs over the checkers of company accounts. The once comfortable world of auditing lies in disarray. The four largest UK Auditing firms face constant and widespread distrust. There’s concern about the quality of their checking and reporting standards. Nor are the numerous smaller audit firms immune […]
The poet and writer John Donne reminds us about collaboration: “No man is an island, entire of itself.” In our ever more complex and connected world his observation about collaboration applies to any business leader. Effective business leadership demands the exact opposite of being an island. The need to collaborate […]
“Why should the citizens of this world keep companies around whose sole purpose is the enrichment of a few people?” Paul Polman, the highly successful and far-sighted departing CEO of Unilever. “Society demands that companies “serve a social purpose” Larry Fink, CEO BlackRock, world largest asset manager “In the eyes […]
“Sustainable investing will be a core component for how everyone invests. We are only at the early stages.” When the boss of the world’s largest asset management company routinely thinks in terms of Environmental, Social and Governance factors (ESG) then other CEO’s would be sensible to take notice. It makes […]
James Comey, the ex FBI director continues to arouse extreme reactions about his particular form of leadership and ethical performance. At the start of his recent book A Higher Loyalty, he expounds at length about ethical leadership. It’s good to see this topic receive an airing from someone who, in […]
Scientists recently announced the arrival of light from 10.5 billion years ago. It reached earth from the most distant known supernova. It had been travelling all that time. Such a journey offers a sobering insight on personal ambition. No human being can hope to make an impact lasting for even a smidgen of […]