Re-wiring what it means to be an ethical business leader and some of the trends bringing about this change.
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 […]
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 […]
Maynard Leigh Associates once employed a marketing manager who was brilliant at concepts. Give him any problem and he’d devise a graphic to describe the issue, with steps showing how to resolve it. This marketing “expert” though, proved hopeless at making anything happen in real life. His feet never seemed […]
“Want a job for life?” asked a key note speaker at a compliance conference a few years ago. “Then get into the privacy business, you’ll never face a jobs crisis.” New EU rules on data privacy start on May 25th next year. Known as the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) […]
Culture tips: The ultimate company money makers. True, it’s never been a short cut to an instant fortune. If you’re after that, launch a new security app that’s to die for. Meanwhile, most businesses just want to do well. They don’t expect to conquer the world, simply to succeed on […]
To say no to new business sounds slightly crazy. Especially when it promises to be highly profitable. Growth, new prospects, risky but lucrative choices, all tend to be fatally attractive. Small or new companies find it almost impossible to turn down new business, such as a prospective client. Or to […]
Don’t blame it on the sunshine, the moonlight, or on good times. Instead, the late Michael Jackson urged: “blame it on the boogie”. When it comes to unethical behavior at work the song should go “Don’t blame it on the employee, blame it on job insecurity.” Growing evidence suggests job […]