Lessons for ethical business leaders from the early Antarctic explorers
Activism, or business leaders speaking out on ethical issues keeps happening,. Not enough of course. Yet there are signs that many business leaders are starting to do more than just urge their people to “Do the right thing”. Still, it’s rare to find a CEO embracing an ethical stance with […]
Post looks at hidden ethical risks to look out for and try to manage; there are eight risk zones as a starting point
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 […]