Re-wiring what it means to be an ethical business leader and some of the trends bringing about this change.
Scientists recently announced the arrival of light from 10.5 billion years ago. It reached earth from the most distant known supernova. It had been travelling all that time. Such a journey offers a sobering insight on personal ambition. No human being can hope to make an impact lasting for even a smidgen of […]
“We want to stay a family business. We want to be able to think long term. We want to be able to concentrate on the values—the ethical and moral values, of course that we have…” Sir James Dyson, in Boldness in Business, FT.Com March 2018 Ethical business leaders develop […]
Thieves recently stole 143 million consumer records from credit reporting company Equifax. Claimed to be the worst data breach ever, the company’s response met widespread disdain. Regarded as dishonest, and lacking in transparency in business , one critic labels it “Full of vague cover-your-ass statements at the exact moment when […]
When the co-founder and once CEO of Infosys arrived home from the office guess what he’d do? This high-powered executive sometimes chose to clean the family toilet. Learning from Gandhi, the billionaire took on tasks beneath his station. It was a visceral reminder that all contributions to society have value. […]
“Do I have direct access to the board?” This is now a much-asked question about the role of the Chief Compliance Officer. Even when the answer to this question is “yes”, another part of it should be: “ Do I have a strong boardroom presence?” How to achieve a strong […]
VW was bad enough. Now, value destroying behaviour at Boots the chemist hits the headlines. It’s accused of “ripping off the NHS” and putting pressure on staff to collude with this. The questions this accusation raises apply to any other company that wants to be around in the longer term: Transparency: What […]
Just occasionally a useful e-book sneaks out that mainstream publishers have failed to ensnare. Thomas Fox’s “The Dénoument”, which explores the many implications of the GSK scandal in China, is one of them. In 50 pages of facts and informed interpretations he unravels the latest twists in a saga worthy […]