Monthly Archives: September 2016

Leadership in Three Time Zones . . .

My daughter was leader of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for the 2014-2015 concert season and over the past several years has been fortunate enough to play under the skilled baton of numerous excellent classical music conductors, including Vasily Petrenko (pictured), Simone Young, Sir … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture and Ageing Wine

Most of my readers aren’t aware that for a period of about 4 years (1996 – 2000) I owned an internet wine retail company.  It was one of the first internet retail wine companies out there and had a really great … Continue reading

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The Good Habit Rabbit: Again

It’s school time again and I thought my readers might find this old post from 2013 of some value, especially those with kids.  Enjoy! We had our usual panic one morning before school. “Where’s my canteen card? I can’t find … Continue reading

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Why Corporate Culture is Like a Limpet

As a former marine biology student (a long time ago) I was always fascinated by limpets, which are a special type of gastropod (snails and mussels, etc.). Every time I visited an intertidal area, whether it be Hawaii, the Pacific Coast, … Continue reading

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Reshaping Conduct and Risk Culture in Banking

(Note:  the thoughts below are drawn from a keynote address and workshop I will be giving in Sydney, Australia on October 12th to the Culture and Conduct in Financial Services Conference.) Between 2008 and 2015 the global financial services sector … Continue reading

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A Modern Twist on an Old Chinese Proverb

There’s no denying the wisdom of Confucius, and this quote especially resonates with me. Perhaps more than anything because my parents were both teachers and stressed the importance of education for all children.  And I don’t just mean schooling and … Continue reading

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