Are you focused on integrity?

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Sean told people what they wanted to hear. Sure he could provide the report by the end of the week. No problem to deliver the project by the end of the month. But very often he did not meet his promised deadlines.

He had good reasons; emergencies, shifting priorities, balancing demands from other clients. But much to his dismay, his reputation began to suffer because his clients did not trust him. He was committed to providing value for them and the business.… Read more

Are you keeping your eye on the ball?

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In sport and in life it pays to keep your eye on the ball. On the sports field, it is tempting to respond to the taunts of your opponents, but you risk being distracted from adding to the scoreboard. Likewise, in business if you are distracted by office politics you will not produce results. During a recent reorganisation, Dave and several of his colleagues were at risk of losing their jobs. The politics in the office was toxic.… Read more

Why integrity matters

In 2010 BP suffered one of the world’s largest environmental disasters when the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded killing 11 workers and releasing 3.19 million barrels of crude oil into the ocean.  In one single event they destroyed the ground they had gained since launching their USD $200M Beyond Petroleum brand campaign in 2000 with it’s green, clean, environmentally conscious image.

The total pre-tax charge for the spill was USD $53.8 billion and in 2013 43% of Americans still had an unfavourable view of BP.  Read more