The mind-blowing J.P.Morgan penalties

If anyone doubts ethical misbehaviour can be a costly corporate experience they should contact Mr Jamie Dimon, who currently runs J.P Morgan the major US bank. The extraordinary size of the financial penalties facing this organisation may have slipped your notice. But it’s estimated the fines or settlements faced by […]

A moral compass versus the wild, wild west

A bunch of financial traders in Singapore has just departed, been demoted, or been denied their bonus. So far, nothing new–it’s more of the same, and once again RBS in the firing line. [1] What’s particularly revealing about this latest exercise in closing yet another stable door after a bolted […]


There’s a startling disconnect between what so many organisations of all sizes say matters and their real-life actions. Perhaps the most brutal divergence is between the claim to value people in the organisation who speak up and what happens when they do. Whether these people offer creative solutions, point to […]


It’s illegal to drive on Britain’s roads without a driving licence. From 2nd April 2013 aspiring brokers and capital market traders must take the equivalent of a driving test. This assesses their ability to make ethical decisions; without a pass they cannot practice their trade. An ethical test, especially for […]


What will it take to be a successful leader in the next decade and beyond? This is the gist of our new book Leading the Way, recently published by Pearson FT. It was also the focus for a recent think tank bringing together a group of young people already marked […]