To stay on top of their game, ethical business leaders will find it pays to take a fresh look at their goals, and how to set them The mundane routine of goal-setting gains fresh relevance when it prompts ethical business behavior. The wrong goal can do the opposite, placing an […]
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 […]
Recently, PayPal killed the accounts of anyone pushing racist views. “You have to have the courage to make those decisions” PayPal CEO Dan Schulman.” The action shows how ethical leaders can take relevant actions to promote social responsibility by their companies and key stakeholders. Echoing these concerns about social responsibility, […]
“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 […]
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, […]
For the 1996 movie Striptease, Demi Moore became a stripper, complete with all the training and stage moves. She also acquired an amazing body shape to match. One year later Moore shaved her head, and barrelled into an even more amazing figure to take on a most un-stripper-like role of Jordan […]
“If you don’t know where you’re going any road will do” remains as true now as when it was first coined thousands of years ago in China. The latest report from the Aspen Institute in Washington DC throws more light on the destination organisations’ want to reach—namely their purpose.  Based […]