The Tone From The Top – How Behaviour Trumps Strategy

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Date of event: 1 March 2016
Event ends: 1 March 2016
The Tone From The Top – How Behaviour Trumps Strategy

Ian Muir led a lively and packed Leadership of Organisational Change Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting on 1st March, titled: "The Tone From The Top - how behaviour trumps strategy."

Based on his new book of the same title, Ian explained how mitigating ethical risk has moved to the top of the boardroom priority list. Highlighting a surprisingly large list of organisations that have suffered ethical scandals, Ian then outlined what he sees as the three main types of ethical risk:

Bad apples - people whose ethical compass is defective.
Foolish apples - people who act without thinking; and:
Tempted apples - people who are drawn down the slippery slope or who are pressured to do the wrong thing.

Ian explained the importance of a systematic approach, drawing on his experience and interviews with the chairmen of a quarter of a trillion pounds of market capitalisation.

The SIG then worked in syndicates to explore the topic further and share their business experience. A plenary feedback session consolidated the learning before concluding with a quote: ‘The time to deal with a problem is before it becomes a bigger problem"

Ian Muir is the founder director of Keeldeep Associates Limited, a board advisory company.



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