Re-wiring what it means to be an ethical business leader and some of the trends bringing about this change.
It has cost $15 million dollars and with nothing to show for it. Except serious reputation damage. Barclays’ CEO Jes Staley tried discovering the identity of a whistle blower. He ran slap into laws designed to protect people who speak up about unethical practices in business. The resulting $15 million […]
All business leaders need to show courage in the role. If you’re an employee of pharma giant GSK, a new metric is about to enter your life. CEO Emma Walmsley wants to start judging your performance in the company on the new measure of “courage.” Courage matters for ordinary […]
“We’re here to make money” That remains the over-arching driving force behind most businesses, and in some ways it’s right. A commercial business making no profit is either going broke, or is some kind of welfare case. But while making a profit is important, this can never be the sole […]
Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos, is helping to fund a 200 foot tall clock designed to last millennia. He calls it “The 10,000 Year Clock” being built deep inside a Nevada mountain. “We humans have become so technologically sophisticated that in certain ways we’re dangerous to ourselves. It’s going to be […]
Around the globe, thousands of compliance staff wrestle daily with the challenge of monitoring, and hopefully shaping employee behaviour. Citi Bank alone claims to have 30,000. Yet there’s an obvious Achilles heel undermining all their efforts—-lack of employee trust. In virtually all ethical scandals, apart from undermining trust at the […]
Does reputation really matter? Is this a will o’ the wisp? Quite simply, is reputation so intangible as to be irrelevant? These are no idle questions, as we watch the shredding of the reputations of such diverse organisations as the Bank of England, the BBC, most banks, the Catholic Church, […]