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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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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