Changing social norms

In the 90 and early this century, we had social norms in the financial services industry, that culminated in some cases in “the end justifies the means” or “as long as you are not caught”. We all know the fall-out from those actions, seen in the financial crisis, in Diesel gate etc. The value, that is destroyed, by far exceeds any gains previously made – and not just monetarily. Fortunately, with increased transparency, we feel a shift in social norms in society, in the press and in organizations. It is a slow journey with setbacks along the way, but not moving is not an option.

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3×3 ways of making your board more effective today

The Team An effective team is more than the sum of the experience of its members. A dysfunctional team can be so much less and conversely a high performing team has found a way to multiply its members abilities. How: 1. Selection Criteria: Soft Skills & Diversity...

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Would you buy your insurance from Amazon?

Would you buy your insurance from Amazon... ... or in your App store? There has been much written about Fintec and that Insurance in particular is ripe for disruption. And some stories I heard and experienced confirm that: Some health insurance companies in...

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Authenticity – a paradox or a fine balance?

Today I listened to an excellent HBR podcast featuring Herminia Ibarra telling us, that authenticity can be used as an excuse to stay in our comfort zone. She explains, that until we have learned the skills we need to achieve our aspirations, we may feel like a fraud....

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