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Banking Salaries: What if that assumption is wrong?

Assumption,  noun;   plural noun: assumptions a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof. (e.g.,”they made certain assumptions about the market”) Everyone knows the old saying about assumptions: When you assume, it’s easy to make an ass … Continue reading

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Banking’s Two Challenges . . . are Really One!

Shallow men believe in luck or fate. Wise men believe in cause and effect. It’s been six tumultuous years since the global economic meltdown of 2008 and we are finally glimpsing signs of a return to a growing economy.  Belt tightening, cost control, … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Corporate Culture . . .

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge. ~Daniel J. Boorstin Did you know that there are over 70 different corporate culture assessment surveys? Each one reporting to give you a clear picture … 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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3 Deadly Sins of Poor Leadership

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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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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