Tag Archives: Banking Crisis

Leadership as Stewardship: Oh Captain, My Captain . . .

In 2009, at the height of the banking crisis, I wrote an article about the role of leadership as both the cause and the solution.  With today’s focus on regulation as a solution to curbing the excesses in banking, I … 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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Too Big to Fail? or Too Big to Succeed?

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that … Continue reading

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Time for Renewal

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.  -Ikkyu Sojun It’s no coincidence that spring, Easter, and renewed feelings of aliveness, energy and change are all grouped together.  It is definitely … Continue reading

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Why Banks Should Focus on Culture Now More Than Ever!

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures, the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge, … Continue reading

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Don’t Complain…Find a Solution

“The cocktail party is easily the worst invention since castor oil”  ~Elsa Maxwell Every time I am at a dinner party or talking with a group of people the conversation quickly gets around to the same big issues.  The two that come … Continue reading

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