Tag: speaking up

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 […]

Millennials under stress—an ethical red flag?

Almost everyone these days suffers from some form of stress. A few psychologists even argue being human is to suffer stress. But then some of them will say anything for a headline. The real issue is the strong evidence of Millennials experiencing more than their fair share of stress. “They’re […]

How to cure wilful blindness

There’s a disease eating away at many organisations. It has many names, but the best of them is “wilful blindness.” Another is conscious avoidance or ostrich tendency. Whatever you choose to call this insidious behaviour it’s about not asking too many questions, refusing to know and acknowledge what’s going on […]

Would the leader of an ethical global company please stand up

Is there an ethical global company anywhere? Currently we see vast swathes of the corporate world wilfully avoiding paying their proper share of taxes through avoidance schemes, mainly centred around Luxembourg. Meanwhile three quarters of the banking industry remains mired in never-ending fines for nefarious practices almost too numerous and complex to […]