I could really not let this whole month go by without a reference to the World Cup.
My sister-in-law tells me that what you need as a woman in business is to develop two very good sentences on every sporting topic. To introduce this blog I offer you mine on soccer.
Today Lloyd Blankfein says he will review all practices in the light of recent events.
We are all quick to point fingers at Goldman Sachs as we assess their behaviour against our moral code and accuse them of lacking integrity. They have lost the trust of many, and fallen from their position as the golden firm of Wall Street. What lessons can we learn from their situation?
I can talk at a theoretical level about a culture of accountability.
Or I can give you a small practical example from a conversation I had recently with a team leader in a retail organisation. It is the small changes in leadership behavior that send the messages that expectations are really changing. These, added together, start to change the culture.