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Lead Change Blog

All my folks have access to the corporate account for paying for these resources. Here at Lead Change Group, we know that problems are most effectively solved when individuals come together to meld ideas, energies, and approaches. To use a golf analogy, not every shot is a long drive.

The Importance of Being Purposeful

You're Not the Boss of Me

When I first came to Vancouver to take up my new role as a Human Resources Consultant with a major bank, my boss and I agreed that I should go on a road trip and meet with as many corporate banking employees as possible. This is a refreshed version of a post I wrote in March, 2010.

Leadership and the Importance of Being Purpose-Driven

You're Not the Boss of Me

When I first came to Vancouver to take up my new role as a Human Resources Consultant with a major bank, my boss and I agreed that I should go on a road trip and meet with as many corporate banking employees as possible. This is a refreshed version of a post from March 2010. =.

Do You Know What Your Company’s Data Is Worth?

Harvard Business Review

Data is no longer the domain of tech companies or IT departments — it is fast becoming a centerpiece of corporate value creation more generally. These costs – and the risks to the broader economy — are high enough that we expect the inclusion of EvD to soon become a requirement in corporate accounting. Meaningfully defining EvD will help ensure that corporate accounting and risk management standards take into account present day realities.

The Importance of Being Purposeful | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

On one occasion, I was to talk with a number of Corporate Account Managers. The answer will usually be a functional answer such as I’m in accounting, or I’m in shipping.

Citigroup: A Symbol of Board Resurgence?

Harvard Business Review

At the center of the corporate wreckage of the past fifteen years — the accounting scandals, the outright fraud, the environmental disasters, the financial meltdown — sits the boards of directors. It is one of the most important steps in making themselves accountable.

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To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

Harvard Business Review

Corporate accountants can connect themselves mentally to the larger work of their organizations and take pride and purpose in the customers they help. Sam Austin/Unsplash. A wonderful New York Times article from 2007 recounted the 20 th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion.

Why Are Some Sectors (Ahem, Finance) So Scandal-Plagued?

Harvard Business Review

In the past 25 years, the size of settlements, fines and penalties for individual corporations found guilty of wrongdoing has escalated from millions of dollars, to tens of millions, to hundreds of millions, to billions.

Six Strategy Insights RIM's New CEO Can Use

Harvard Business Review

Apple changed the nature of a smartphone from a corporate to a consumer device, and RIM has failed to reinvent itself accordingly. Is it Apple's consumer appeal, or the declining influence of corporate IT managers? RIM could opt to double down on the corporate market, broadening its business from device maker into fields such as mobile security services and bandwidth management. Perhaps Thorsten Heins has longed to run a big, public company.

The Political Case Against Out-Sized Executive Pay

Harvard Business Review

It makes a series of "process" recommendations for changes in legal requirements or corporate practice, some of which are familiar (disclosure of highly compensated employees, clearer comp reports, advisory shareholder say on pay votes), some new (employee on comp committee, a report on percent of profits distributed to executive team over time, a quasi-governmental body to monitor and report periodically on exec comp).

Rupert Murdoch, Customer Service Rep?

Harvard Business Review

Earlier this week, besieged media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who by all accounts is actually the man behind 140 characters , responded on Twitter to a person in Kentucky who had an all-too-common newspaper complaint: @ esbarr_ Yes. A CEO could respond directly to a customer complaint on Twitter and include the handle of a corporate account. "It On the surface, it's a simple customer service issue: Someone has a problem with your product. They let you know about it.

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Corporations Weren’t Designed to Run on Code

Harvard Business Review

Corporations in particular are duty bound to grow by any means necessary. ” Like a shark that must move in order to breathe, corporations must grow in order to survive. Neither digital technology nor the corporation itself is necessarily to blame for the current predicament.

The Faustian Bargain of Online Services

Harvard Business Review

The platform the perpetrator used to read my email was a cloud-based email provider corporate account. As I was already using a different address in my department, I set up the ministry-wide account to "forward and delete" all incoming messages to my main account. I assumed this would have kept the ministry account empty. The correct approach would have been to set up an account for my assistant and give her full access to my calendar.

Can JP Morgan Transparently Police Itself?

Harvard Business Review

In the wake of its significant trading losses (now reportedly rising from $2 to $3 billion or more), JP Morgan can win back some of its lost reputation by transparently holding those responsible to account. Although the media has spoken loosely about a company "clawing back" pay, there are, in fact, different ways to hold responsible individuals to financial account.