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Corporate Culture as an IED

“The greatest producer of casualties on the battlefield in the 20th century was artillery, and my assessment is the IED is the artillery of the 21st century,”  ~Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero An IED is an Improvised Explosive Device, or in simple … Continue reading

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Culture Questions I Am Often Asked . . .

I am often asked by senior executives various questions concerning corporate culture. This past week was no exception when I spoke to a group of risk professionals and regulators from the Australian banking and financial services sector.  The conference title was … Continue reading

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Compliance, Risk, Conduct and Culture in Financial Services

“We simply do not know if we have the tools to change the banking culture.”  Lord Turner, UK FSA Chairman This blog is part of  a larger keynote address to the Conduct and Culture in Financial Services Conference, to be … 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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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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If I Had Known It Would Be This Hard . . .

Over the years I have spoken to many entrepreneurs and most say the same thing: “If I had known it was going to be this hard, I never would have started my business!”  Yet, hard or not, frustrations or not, … Continue reading

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