Tag Archives: Accountability

The 3 Deadly Sins of Poor Leadership: Part 1

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by avoiding it today.  ~Abraham Lincoln When I was in college in the 60’s there was a popular saying: “What goes around comes around”.  To me this saying seemed to be based on … Continue reading

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The Leadership Equation

Our lives today seem to be run by mathematical equations and algorithms. Google finds our search requests with sophisticated algorithms.  Amazon uses algorithms to suggest items for you to purchase based on your previous shopping history.  Airlines recalculate and publish … 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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The Civil War, Artificial Limbs, Innovation and Corporate Culture

  The American Civil War (1861-1865) was one of the bloodiest in American history, with over 1,100,000 casualties and claimed more than 620,000 lives. Many of those wounded ended up as amputees.  And after a gruesome amputation operation of a damaged arm … Continue reading

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Always Drink Upstream From the Herd . . .

When a herd of cattle enter a stream to drink, not only do they stir up the mud and silt, but use it as a toilet as well.  So you can imagine the water is much cleaner and healthier upstream … Continue reading

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A Test for Accountability . . .

Those with a mindset of accountability make things happen and get results.  Those without accountability make excuses and have ample reasons for their lack of results! Success in life, success in business and success most everywhere seems to accompany the … Continue reading

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Adam Smith and Corporate Culture

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. Adam Smith Adam Smith was a Scottish philosopher and a pioneer thinker in the area … Continue reading

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