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Charisma Work Out # 13: Gravitas

  “I recently interviewed for director level job and passed all criteria except one; gravitas (or lack of).” Source: https://tinyurl.com/q9au5m3 Do you advise on compliance or some aspect of ethics in a company? If so, you may well talk to senior people, or even the Board, while not perhaps being […]

Is this the social licence at work?

If you’re Mr Mike Ashley, owner of Sports Direct the whole idea of needing a social licence must raise a hollow laugh. After all, he’s been called a “business genius” by at least one respected investment analyst, which must do his ego a bit of good. He also owns a […]

How to make sense of the social license

How does business make sense of the Social Licence? At the 2015 Lord Mayor’s banquet the Governor of the Bank of England went on the record to warn the City that the Social licence to operate was real, and could have costly consequences. [click to watch 30 second video] But […]

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Why charisma matters if you work with ethics

A leading private bank recently advertised for a new Head of Compliance with The gravitas to deliver a successful compliance programme.” (FT 20 August 2015) At £150k a year plus benefits, anyone applying had better know what it means to have gravitas, how to acquire it, and how to use […]

Slavery: how ethical business leaders can make a difference

“We remain confident that we took every practicable and reasonable step to ensure that the range would be ethically produced.”[spacer height=”20px”] Deputy Chief Executive Fawcett Society, about charity T Shirts revealed as produced in forced labour conditions. Guardian, 3rd November 2014 In 2013 a group of Lithuanian men bought passage […]

Human resource professionals missing in action

On too many occasions in recent years stories have surfaced of human resources professionals making little fuss about their organisations’ dubious practices. Sometimes they’ve gone silent in the face of the use of child labour somewhere down the supply chain. Or it has been turning a blind eye to  excessive […]