Coaching Tip

At a time when fraud, sexual harassment, and other forms of workplace misconduct are making daily headlines, ethics has become as indispensable a tool for the modern workplace as technology or finance. In TAKING ETHICS SERIOUSLY , author John Hooker, provides an intellectual framework for deciding whether an action is ethical. Hooker brings his extensive background in philosophy, logic, and management science to the rigorous analysis of ethical dilemmas.


Coaching Tip

At a time when fraud, sexual harassment, and other forms of workplace misconduct are making daily headlines, ethics has become as indispensable a tool for the modern workplace as technology or finance. In TAKING ETHICS SERIOUSLY , author John Hooker, provides an intellectual framework for deciding whether an action is ethical. Hooker brings his extensive background in philosophy, logic, and management science to the rigorous analysis of ethical dilemmas.

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To Understand Complexity, Use 7 Dimensions of Ethical Thinking

Leading Blog

T HE BOTTOM LINE is that there is no “good leadership” without ethical thinking. The thinking that powers leadership choices must be grounded in ethical values or the impact on important constituents will be overlooked. When my book 7 Lenses was first published, I wrote a guest post about it called “ The 7 Lenses of Ethical Leadership ” for this blog. This book helps leaders “see” the ethical impact of their choices through 7 Lenses of Ethical Responsibility.

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Finance Can Be a Noble Profession (Yes, Really)

Harvard Business

When I ask students graduating from Harvard Business School what they’re doing next, I often get some version of “I’m going into finance but…” Then they quickly explain that finance is just a way station on the route to nobler goals. Recently, I asked a few students how people react to their choice to go into finance, and I was greeted with nervous laughter. The usual reactions to misbehavior in finance are outrage or regulation.

Ethical Viewpoints & Environmental Investments: Helping Your Business Profit Emotionally (Without Wasting Profit)

Strategy Driven

With this in mind, are there any ways for us to embody a more ethical outlook while also keeping our finances down? The best place to begin is by looking at your business and how compliant it is from an ethical standpoint. For those companies that don’t think about it, you’ll soon see that your customers won’t align with your ethical viewpoints or you may have financial penalties. Managing Your Business business management investment strategydriven

Manager vs. ?

Lead on Purpose

Manager&# is an interesting title. An account manager is different from a store manager. Even within the title of “store manager&# the scope and breadth of responsibility varies widely. The manager of a 7-Eleven has significantly different responsibilities than the manager of a Costco store. Much has been written on the topic of “manager&# vs. “leader&# over the years. In many cases “manager&# is used as a pejorative.

Company Gone Well? Here’s What to Do With the Cash

Strategy Driven

Without careful management, wealth that could last you the rest of your life could be burned through before you get a grasp on the situation. Managing Your Finances business management Capital Gains Tax strategydriven

Business Management Tips to Help You Boost Profits in 2020

Strategy Driven

This article focuses on the latter, inspecting how you, as a manager of a business, can make better decisions, and manage your resources more wisely, in order to improve growth, boost profits, and please shareholders. In the modern age of business, you need to be sharp to manage your business towards having a competitive edge. Read on to learn how to sharpen the tools in your management kit in 2020 and beyond. Financial Management.

Management Futures: The best people make the best managers

Chartered Management Institute

For the past few decades, the matters of ethics and social responsibility in business have been put firmly in their place: a short section near the end of the annual report; a few minutes before the close of the Board meeting. It has been – and often still is – seen as very much junior to the big beasts of finance, strategy and marketing.

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How to Become a Wealth Manager: Skills & Duties for Portfolio Management

HR Digest

Wealth management is an investment advisory service offered by a group or an individual to clients. To become a wealth manager, you need to have the ability to build a portfolio of assets of a client encompassing varied financial disciplines such as legal, estate planning, tax management, retirement planning etc., Wealth Manager Job Description. Another much sought after expertise in a wealth manager is trust fund management and philanthropic funding.

The Problem with the Profit Motive in Finance

Harvard Business Review

I thought about this while listening Tuesday to David Swensen, the legendary manager of Yale University's endowment, arguing that acting as a fiduciary for other people's money and maximizing profits are incompatible activities. "A It was an event packed with prominent people who work (or worked) in finance, but seem to come from a different, more genteel world than the bulk of modern Wall Street: Bogle, Swensen, former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, former TIAA-CREF CEO John Biggs.

How to Fix Financial Capitalism? Focus on Ethics

Harvard Business Review

These were among the questions addressed at a luncheon in New York convened by CFA Institute President John Rogers with financial industry leaders that included representatives from private and not-for-profit asset managers, public pension funds, insurance companies, and diversified financial services firms. It has forgotten, as economist Robert Shiller writes in Finance and the Good Society , that "financing is really creating the architecture for reaching a goal.

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

Harvard Business Review

Ethics Leadership Risk management LIBORIn 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. Think Siemens and widespread bribery — about $2 billion. Or, bigger yet, think BP and the gulf disaster — almost $20 billion to date, with another $20 billion-plus likely in the future.

How to Speak Up About Ethical Issues at Work

Harvard Business Review

You suspect that your finance colleague might be fudging numbers, your boss isn’t telling his manager the truth about an important project, or your co-worker is skipping out of the office early but leaving her computer on so it looks like she’s just down the hall. “Ethical situations at work can be cause for alarm, and are also a normal part of doing business,” says Detert. A useful skill when it comes to ethical situations is perspective-taking.

So You Think Your Boss Is Breaking The Law

Strategy Driven

Your career is on the line; the personal finances of your family are on the line. Upside : Though we know many famous whistleblowers , there are plenty of anonymous whistleblowers who still managed to make a change to company practices. Practices for Professionals business ethics strategydrivenPhoto courtesy of Pixabay. In the movies, if someone suspects their boss is breaking the law, the conclusion to the story is pretty standard.

Why Everyone Needs to Know a Banking Expert Witness

Strategy Driven

Unfortunately, many criminal or ethically questionable actions are taken in the name of money every single day, and in today’s increasingly litigious world this often leads to a trip to court. The complexities of banking and finance involve a lot of moving parts as well as regulations and systems that are constantly in flux. Entrepreneurship Managing Your Business banking expert business management managing your business strategydriven

Five House Rules for Managing Risky Behavior

Harvard Business Review

For enterprise risk management, key policies include a statement of risk appetite and explicit risk tolerance levels for critical risks. The company's performance measurement and incentive systems, and the degree to which risk management is considered, will also have a profound impact on employee behavior. a survey indicated that fewer than 60% of the Secret Service personnel said they would report ethical misconduct. MORE ON MANAGING RISKY BEHAVIORS.

Nabob and the Coffee Kerfuffle: How the 120-year-old brand managed to maintain its challenger status.

In the CEO Afterlife

And everyone is trying to climb to the top of that to get ahead,” explains Heather Fadali, senior brand manager for coffee at Kraft Heinz, Nabob’s parent company. “It’s The change in management, which included Bell and Powell, meant a big change in how the company would operate in the following decades. When management looked at all the categories it was playing in, they realized Nabob would have a strategic advantage in coffee compared to its competitors Kraft and Nestle. “We

These Are the People You Need on Your Startup Team

Chart Your Course

Business leadership researchers tell us that the best traits for your CFO are emotional stability and global ethics. The finance department is your business foundation so you need it to be one that you can trust. They need to be tech experts, navigating your cloud contact center , social media and customer management systems. Culture Growing a Business Human Resource ManagementNew ventures, especially tech startups, have a character of their own.

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Starting Your Business In Style – You Don’t Have To Go It Alone

Strategy Driven

Financing the venture from your personal savings is an option, but won’t be open to many. These manager interview questions will prove to be very effective during the process. The team ethic truly counts for everything. Cloud computing, smartphone messaging Apps , and project management systems are all very useful. Finding a suitable IT management company can be very beneficial for the venture.

The Trust Issue

Strategy Driven

The ‘actual’ difference between ethical brands with a moral code and those exposed as being without one, is increasingly a key factor in consumer brand adoption or rejection. Fortunately there are numerous shining examples of organisations that are showing us all ‘how to do it better’ ranging across the business spectrum, in sectors ranging from beauty to finance, and from fashion to beverages. Businesses want to have strong and long-lasting relationships with their consumers.

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Where Teamwork Thrives in the Money Management Industry

Harvard Business Review

Recently, my colleagues at the Focus Consulting Group and I surveyed more than 100 asset management firms around the world, testing both for the strength of their cultures and for the effectiveness of their leadership teams. They make up the "secret sauce" of firms that are well managed and demonstrate strong culture. Teamwork is not the only key to success in the asset management industry. Finance Leading teams Organizational culture

The Future Is Where Brands Must Focus

Great Leadership By Dan

And the actions that these brands take to demonstrate their credibility must clearly illustrate a blend of corporate ethics and brand authenticity. Therefore, it includes issues such as the ethical sourcing of ingredients, to environmentally sound production methodologies, to paying a decent living wage to production line workers, to adhering to animal-welfare, to pricing in a transparent manner, to communicating totally honest claims, etc.

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The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

Sometimes the difficulty of managing your time makes for a haphazard operation. Time management and “just in time” concepts are applied. Assets are adequately valued and managed. Strategic Plan includes provisions for refinancing, equity and debt financing. Finance charges are negotiated. Top management has as a priority the need to develop and practice People development, skills and team building responsibilities.

Know Your History, Purpose and Direction


This meant from a young age I knew that leading, not just managing and working with people was something I would always pursue. My career from that point has almost always been in leadership roles within the retail, hospitality, finance and contact centre industries in Australia and overseas. Whether managers are prepared to acknowledge this is another point altogether! Why does CoachStation exist? Why do you do what you do?

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3 Ways To Successfully Attain Any Goal In Life.

Rich Gee Group

In addition, look at your goal, if it is too big or unwieldy, break it up into manageable steps. A better way to break up your steps would be to have three segmented goals (with sub-goals) that build up to your main goal, ownership of the Z4: Finance – a. When are the Finance and Research steps complete? Initiate the finance process.

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Conflict-of-Interest Rules Are Holding Back Medical Breakthroughs

Harvard Business

During our careers, we have worked in industry, academia, clinical medicine, and government and have managed successful academia-industry collaborations. Equally troublesome, almost all policies focus exclusively on payments and finances but ignore the powerful influence of careerism and other non-financial motives that may compromise objectivity far more than financial incentives. These scenarios are seldom contemplated in institutional management of conflicts of interest.

The Leadership Blind Spots at Wells Fargo

Harvard Business

Former employees have alleged a “soul-crushing” culture of fear and daily intimidation by managers, where they were pressured to reach extreme sales goals, some by breaking the law. Along with fixing the sales culture, the bank will have to address these critical management issues to prevent the next scandal. Senior leaders were so focused on financial impact that they couldn’t see the ethical damage. Ethics Leadership Boards Digital Article

4 Tips Every New Business Owner Needs To Know

Strategy Driven

But if you focus on obtaining people with the right qualities and work ethic, you will reap the rewards of a strong and focused team to help you drive the business forward. Everything from tax, finances, and regulations should be left to people in the know. Entrepreneurship business management business startup strategydrivenStarting a new business is an exciting yet challenging experience.

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What Is Management Research Actually Good For?

Harvard Business Review

” Is management research a folly? There can be little doubt that a lot of activity goes into management research: according to the Web of Knowledge, over 8,000 articles are published every year in the 170+ journals in the field of “Management,” adding more and more new rooms. is the best-selling management book in history) to prizes to Google hits and article downloads. Traditionally, the ultimate constituency for organizational research was managers.

The “Maximize Profits” Trap in Decision Making

Harvard Business

You have to approach these problems as a manager and do the best analysis you can, including hard-headed financial analysis. From a historical perspective, the idea that managers in organizations have a single, dominant duty — to achieve or maximize economic returns — is a striking development. But perhaps managers have no choice. That is a very broad mandate, and the law gives managers a good deal of flexibility for pursuing it.

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Too Big to Manage: JP Morgan and the Mega Banks

Harvard Business Review

But, at the end of the day, it is bank leaders and employees who must take the right business, legal and ethical actions under existing law. Are these huge major financial institutions not just too big to fail, their leaders “too big to jail” (as some critics charge), but also “too big to manage”? It is a vexing, complicated task which requires both outstanding leadership and management. Boards Ethics Risk management

Starting Your Business In Style – You Don’t Have To Go It Alone

Strategy Driven

Financing the venture from your personal savings is an option, but won’t be open to many. These manager interview questions will prove to be very effective during the process. The team ethic truly counts for everything. Cloud computing, smartphone messaging Apps , and project management systems are all very useful. Finding a suitable IT management company can be very beneficial for the venture.

If the Auditors Sign Off, Does That Make It Okay?

Harvard Business Review

Fastow's message, an important one for all managers and potential managers, has two key points. First, the rules provide managers with discretion to be misleading. The problem is that attorneys, accountants, managers, boards, and bankers are not gatekeepers; rather, they are there to help businesses execute deals. Fastow said we can begin by understanding that structured finance is like steroids: a little can cure many illnesses, but a lot can destroy your organs.

5 Challenges of Starting a New Business From a First Time Business Owner

Strategy Driven

Find someone reliable, someone with a similar work ethic, someone with the same ‘failure is not an option’ mantra. She graduated from Emory University’s undergraduate business school in 2017 and previously worked in Finance at Accenture. Entrepreneurship Starting Your Business business management business startup Ifrah Khan Starting your Business strategydriven

Case Study: Can an Ethical Bank Support Guns and Fracking?

Harvard Business Review

As the founder and president of a new ethical bank focused on environmental sustainability, Jay McGuane realized that he and his board needed to set guidelines about which loans to approve and which to reject on “values” grounds. Without clear ethics rules, Jay worried that his already divided directors would fall into bitter squabbling, which could lead to resignations, negative media attention, and a flight of investors. What is ‘green’ if not an ethical principle?

Psychopaths on Wall Street

Harvard Business Review

Citing Richard Peterson, managing partner of MarketPsych (a firm that provides psychological and behavioral finance training for the industry), DeCovny notes that these are some of the traits that also predict success on Wall Street. Consistent decisions in their self interest, even where it is ethically questionable. Ethics Finance HealthPsychopaths are the subject of endless fascination.

Guest Post: Watch Out for Flying Monkeys!

Lead on Purpose

Jim’s passion is product management and product marketing. With over 20 years of technology industry experience, he has a fresh and current perspective in leading product management teams and has a gift for taking conceptual ideas and turning them into strategic reality using methods based on market sensing best practices. In my previous guest post , I introduced the Yin and Yang of Product Management and how balance and interactions drive success.

What It Will Take to Change the Culture of Wall Street

Harvard Business Review

One of the changes I document in the book is how Goldman drifted from a focus on ethical standards of behavior to legal ones — from what one “should” do to what one “can” do. And what happened to the compensation of the typical JP Morgan managing director? The second reason was that most managing directors had nothing directly to do with the losses. Each managing director was financially interdependent with every other. Compensation Ethics Finance

Leadership Lessons from the Banking Upheaval

Great Leadership By Dan

In the US, new online firm Betterment has made it remarkably easy for ordinary customers to set up and manage investment portfolios. New CEO Antony Jenkins has set out an ethical vision for the bank, assessing performance “not just on what we deliver but on how we deliver it.” Finance should by definition be a risk-averse business. Jean-Marc Laouchez is the global managing director for the Financial Services sector at Hay Group.

Culture, Not Leverage, Made Wall Street Riskier

Harvard Business Review

The result was an intense focus on risk, including risks related to ethical standards. Ethics Finance Risk management Over the summer, U.S. regulators announced new rules that would limit the leverage (ratio of debt or assets to equity) that the biggest U.S. banks can use in their business. The reasoning, backed by several respected scholars, is that leverage was a leading cause of the financial crisis.

Statesman vs. Politician | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

This is the distinction between what he terms the 'Character Ethic' vs the 'Personality Ethic' The prior depends on deep changes within each of us including our view of creating a legacy for future generations. These facts raise some profound questions about personnel management of a great power.

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Part 1 of the How to Establish a Financial Relationship with a.

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