Tag Archives: bankruptcy

Banking’s Two Challenges . . . are Really One!

Shallow men believe in luck or fate. Wise men believe in cause and effect. It’s been six tumultuous years since the global economic meltdown of 2008 and we are finally glimpsing signs of a return to a growing economy.  Belt tightening, cost control, … Continue reading

Posted in consulting, corporate culture, Human Psychology, John R Childress, leadership, Organization Behavior, strategy execution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Many Roads to Ruin: The Impact of Culture on Performance

Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.  ~ Warren Buffett There is no denying the world of business is getting more risky. When global mega-banks like CitiGroup, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo have to be … Continue reading

Posted in consulting, corporate culture, Human Psychology, John R Childress, leadership, Organization Behavior, strategy execution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Discomfort of the CEO

  My father used to have a saying in our family: If Momma ain’t happy, nobody’s happy! and this little phrase helped me avoid getting deeper into trouble as a kid, and also sheds some light on organizational behaviour and … Continue reading

Posted in consulting, corporate culture, Human Psychology, John R Childress, leadership, Organization Behavior, strategy execution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Best Defense is a Good Offense . . .

Since when did bankruptcy become a strategy? Declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to solve poor business performance seems to be a growing trend, especially among the US airlines.  The recent news release of the Chapter 11 filing by American … Continue reading

Posted in leadership, strategy execution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments