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Category Archives: culture
Is augmented reality the future for archives in a digital age?
I have been thinking about the future of archives for the next 20 years and how services will be delivered. I am interested in how the public (archive users) will access the archives. In particular, I am interested in how … Continue reading
Need to improve your customer service? Have your Chief Executive sign the complaint responses
Sometimes you have trouble with customer service. Try as you might, you cannot find a way to improve it. What may exist is a gap between the senior management and the frontlines regarding customer service. In many ways, the senior … Continue reading
Posted in culture, customer service, leadership, management Tagged Business, Business Services, Chief executive officer, Complaint, Customer, Customer Management, customer service, Education and Training, leadership, United States Comments Off on Need to improve your customer service? Have your Chief Executive sign the complaint responses
Four questions for George Entwistle at parliament on 23 October 2012
When George Entwistle answers questions before the Culture, Media, and Sport Committee on Tuesday 23 October 2012, the committee will face several challenges. First, the committee will show the public’s interest about the withdrawal of the Newsnight programme. On the … Continue reading
Posted in culture, leadership, learning organisation, path dependency, renewal Tagged Allegation, BBC, Entwistle, George Entwistle, Harassment, harassment issues, Jimmy Savile, Newsnight, politics, Savile, sexual harassment policy Comments Off on Four questions for George Entwistle at parliament on 23 October 2012
Are you aware of how your solution has unintended consequences?
In trying to manage, it is important to start by understanding the issue or the problem before trying to solve it. As Peter Drucker wrote, an effective executive asks, “What needs to be done?” Often times, a manager may believe … Continue reading
Posted in change managment, culture, leadership, management Tagged Chief executive officer, Effective Executive, Parking lot, Peter Drucker, Problem solving, Senior management Comments Off on Are you aware of how your solution has unintended consequences?
What you allow to interrupt you defines your priorities
We often hear management gurus advising us that effective and successful leaders know how to prioritise their work and the work of their company. To an extent, they are correct. What is left unsaid and not discussed is how those … Continue reading
Three reputation management reasons explain why Penn State and the NCAA settled so quickly
In the United States, the Jerry Sandusky scandal has gripped college sports unlike any scandal it has ever faced. The story centres on his criminal convictions for sexually assaulting young boys when he was a coach at Penn State and … Continue reading
Posted in change managment, coruption, culture, management Tagged Jerry Sandusky, National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA, Penn State, Pennsylvania State University, PSU, reputation management, Taylor Branch, what price glory Comments Off on Three reputation management reasons explain why Penn State and the NCAA settled so quickly
Do corporate integrity programmes work or does culture eat them too?
The Barclays fine for the LIBOR scandal and Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK)’s massive fine by regulators raises the question whether corporate integrity programmes work. All major firms have the programmes in some form either as a corporate social responsibility programme or as an … Continue reading
Are there Good Samaritans on Wall Street if you can be taken for 9 Billion
When JP Morgan lost 9 billion dollars on a derivatives trade, many people saw it as the market functioning properly. What made the story interesting is the scale of the losses, 9 billion dollars at last estimate. Yet, the story … Continue reading
Posted in culture, management Tagged Business, derivatives, economy, Hedge fund, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan, JPMorgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, occupy-wall-street, Wall Street 2 Comments
The Bureaucrat and the Banker: Bob Diamond’s downfall
Bob Diamond is a shrewd, powerful, deal maker who does not understand bureaucratic politics. On Wall Street, or in the City, your word is your bond. If you cannot keep your word, you cannot do business. Lehman Brothers collapsed in … Continue reading
Posted in coruption, culture, leadership, management Tagged Bank, Barclays, Bob Diamond, Business, current-events, economy, Lehman Brothers, London Interbank Offered Rate, politics, Treasury, Washington DC, White House Comments Off on The Bureaucrat and the Banker: Bob Diamond’s downfall
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