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The Best Way to the Top is to Look to the Bottom (But not the boss’)

December 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Business Ethics, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership

When working your way to the top of an organization it is better to be pushed up than pulled up At the start of any career, getting to the top looks like a long and arduous journey. The climb to the pinnacle of any corporate pyramid is considered so tricky and fraught with so many […]

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AIG’s Hank Greenberg is the Poster Child for the Greed, Arrogance, Hubris and Lack of Shame Exhibited by Many Big Bankers and the Denizens of Wall Street

October 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Business Ethics, Business Management, Financial Services, Improving Your Business Leadership

It is a classic case of megalomaniac superciliousness and brazen hypocrisy. Hank “the snake” Greenberg is suing the U.S. Government for $40 billion. His claim? The government was “unfair” to him and other shareholders when it pumped $184 billion of taxpayer funds into AIG to rescue it from certain bankruptcy. It may seem like only […]

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Incentive Compensation Plans Promise More Than They Deliver

June 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Business Ethics, Business Management, Effective Leadership

A promise not met is worse than no promise at all While it may seem like only yesterday, it was 60 years ago or so when companies began to introduce what was then considered a revolutionary new management concept: “incentive compensation.” That’s an eternity, especially in the fast-changing business world where change can happen faster […]

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