I was only a teenager when I first read the question ‘what would I do if I weren’t afraid’. I was young and uncertain with all the angst of being young and not knowing my place in the world. I was filled naively with a confidence that when I grew up that I would become fearless as I would somehow have all the answers – or at least enough of them to be bold.
Do you actively manage the behaviour of your employees? Can you say, hand on heart, that you have put things in place in the business to ensure behaviours are under control? Is your Board asking you to? Are you clear on how you can influence the behaviour of others above or below you? If not, this article may provide you with some answers.
In a recent article by FT journalist Robert Armstrong on the Volkswagen scandal, he stated that “we have to assume something went wrong with VW’s culture such that immoral behaviour became acceptable”.