Tag: Barclays

Are your employees calling the shots on ethics?

Speaking up: after 32 years, reality finally caught up with Ray Kelvin. Staff put the controversial, long-serving CEO on the spot over “forced hugging.” Some 2,500 staff dared  to speak up, signing a petition protesting the CEO’s intrusive actions. After three decades in power the serial hugger reluctantly stepped down […]

What is ethical leadership and does it matter?

Let’s talk about noodles! Food giant Nestle in India, is currently battling to preserve its instant noodles brand Maggi. This is a long-standing favourite of millions of consumers. Surprising evidence the noodles contained unsafe levels of lead and traces of monosodium glutamate (MSG) has proved a direct challenge to the […]

CEO of Pepsi

Speak up, or fail as a leader!

Leaders sometimes speak up. Ethical business leaders most definitely speak up, though not enough do. A sure way to fail as a leader in today’s demanding corporate environment is to keep quiet when you should be doing the opposite. Speak up about what though? How far should progressive business leaders […]