Tag Archives: Bob Diamond

Read The Economist review of my new book, LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to Corporate Culture

I spent the last 10 months at a small desk on the third floor of our house in London, sitting in front of a computer screen.  I was committed (and probably should have been committed) to writing a book about … Continue reading

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LEVERAGE and CNBC

New Book Helps CEOs Understand How Corporate Culture Impacts Performance LEVERAGE: THE CEO’S GUIDE TO CORPORATE CULTURE    by John R. Childress  Watch John Childress Discuss Culture and Banking Risk on CNBC European Closing Bell John R Childress CNBC Interview  … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture is visible if you know what to look for . . .

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. -Steve Jobs Not too long ago a friend of mine asked how to tell a reputable plumber or tradesman from the “cowboy” fixit men … Continue reading

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Dear Bob (an open letter to Bob Diamond)

Dear Mr. Diamond: You are a few years younger than me and at this painful time in your life, you might think things have turned out badly, and perhaps unfairly for you.  Well, they have! Maybe unfairly, maybe not, and … Continue reading

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Something’s “fishy” in big banks . . .

Everyone has heard the old saying: “A fish rots from the head first!”  In the business world we have a similar expression: “Organisations are shadows of their leaders; that’s the good news and the bad news!  If there is integrity … Continue reading

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Bankers “must be better citizens” says Bob Diamond, Barclays CEO

The mighty and revered CEO came down from the 37th floor unto Human Resources and sayeth:  “I commandeth you to transform the culture of this organization and launch it upon a sea of greatness!” And Human Resources bowed and replied: … Continue reading

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