Tag Archives: Big Banks

Many Roads to Ruin: The Impact of Culture on Performance

Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.  ~ Warren Buffett There is no denying the world of business is getting more risky. When global mega-banks like CitiGroup, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo have to be … Continue reading

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Leadership Can’t Be Taught . . .

This is a post from a year ago that I think is appropriate for the current times, when we are still seeking leaders to rise up and be counted. Let me know what you think! Experience isn’t the best teacher, … Continue reading

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It’s time for The American Fixit Party

It’s time someone formed The American Fixit Party and set down the decisions required to put this country on the right track. Instead of worrying about Palestinian statehood, gay marriage or spending $100M on capturing an asteroid, let’s fix the … Continue reading

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Profiles in Leadership . . . Metro Bank and Vernon Hill

“I walk around all day trying to prevent my colleagues turning us into a bank”  ~Anthony Thomson, Chairman and Co-Founder, Metro Bank As you may have deduced from my blogs over the past several years, I am not a fan … 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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Leaders Avoiding Leadership

                 “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” ― Ayn Rand A few posts ago I commented on how bankruptcy seems to be a new form of business strategy … 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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