Deep Thoughts about Big Bank Culture (UK-Style)

Deep Thoughts about Big Bank Culture (UK-Style)

Donna Boehme – Ethical Leadership – April 1, 2014

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What caught my eye last week was the Wall Street Journal story that some UK banks, under fire from regulators for their “profit over ethics” culture, had hired a professor known as “Weirdy Beardy” to help them change all that.

Because everyone knows that when you want to change your firm culture, you go out and retain a 56-year old self-described “corporate philosopher,” right?

Reportedly part of Weirdy Beardy’s £660/hour methodology to improve how bankers behave at work involves sitting with executives and asking questions such as “Why do you exist?” and “Who are you?”

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