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We can create a crisis!!!

When we give a key employee a 2% raise and the CEO a 25% raise, aren’t we building in employee dissatisfaction and maybe even a culture of unfairness and haven’t we just CREATED a risk to the organization?  While we’re … Continue reading

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Companies in Crisis: Walmart & CRT

Two stories concerning federal investigations hit the news this week. The New York Times outlined in detail Walmart’s alleged actions after being notified by a former executive at Walmart’s largest foreign subsidiary, Wal-Mart de Mexico, of rampant and widespread bribery … Continue reading

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To regulate or not to regulate???

Shouldn’t we, as business people, be applying sound business ethics to the way we do business and steering clear of the gray areas?  Shouldn’t we have a bar that’s higher than the minimum required of us legally?  As a small … Continue reading

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Key elements of a Crisis Plan

Board leadership for companies in crisis Five questions will tell if your board is engaged By Taylor Simonton A crisis can quickly turn into a disaster if a company is unable to respond properly. According to National Association of Corporate … Continue reading

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Is it “Bain” or about “doing the right thing”?

Who is asking “is this the right thing to do” when business or political decisions are made?  Big banks and mortgage lenders had bet against their own customers, taken chances comparable to playing the roulette table, and gambled away our … Continue reading

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What a tangled web we weave when attempting to deceive..

Twice in 2011 I suspected parties with whom I had business relationships of stealing money.  Both times I asked for  specific documents over a 5-12 month period until I had sufficient information to prove the fraud and take further action. … Continue reading

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The results of ignoring ethics & integrity…

Ethics was a gut course in college and that, by itself, carried a strong message. As we worry about businesses paying taxes, shouldn’t we be much more worried about a business approaching, for example, the City of Hartford under former … Continue reading

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