Tag: Ethical Corporation
I am grateful that I had Chapman’s book “on the shelf” (in the electronic reader) to read. I had just finished Jeffrey Pfeffer’s book, Leadership BS, and was pretty down based on what I had read. What a delight and contrast, to pick up Chapman’s and Sisodia’s book. It has renewed my faith in human […]
There seems to be a big movement towards businesses being more “compassionate,” “conscious,” and/or “triple bottom line oriented.” Maybe it’s the chaotic times causing everyone to be looking for meaning. I’m sure there are many, many books out there on the subject of developing meaning in chaotic times. A few have crossed my desk in […]
Missteps There has been a rash of company “screw ups” these last couple of months. Everything from very public embarrassments of leading companies with respect to privacy issues, failures to acknowledge “do not track” requests to my own personal problem with my long time bank. It seems we forget, every now and then, who we […]
Nice guys finish last. The only reason for a business to exist is to increase shareholder value. As long as it’s legal, you can do it. If it’s not legal and the fines are less than compliance costs, you can do it. If you think you won’t get caught, you can do it. Caveat emptor. […]
Lord Acton was right: power tends to corrupt. And now there’s science behind what seems obvious from the anecdotal data. Power corrupts, but it corrupts only those who think they deserve it, according to findings of Dr. Lammers and Dr. Galinsky as published in the Psychological Science.
Unlike some, I am not one to advocate punishing the “upper class.” There are calls for punishing those who consume conspicuously, take home many hundreds of times more than the average worker and insulate themselves from those who “do the work.” And there is a very wide disparity between some CEO pay and that of […]
For some time now, the small to midsized enterprises I serve have been “complaining” about the cost of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation. Even private businesses recognize that they must be aware of the resulting SOX regulations. For almost as long, I have been working to change their perspective to one of making lemonade from the supposed […]