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Why companies use interim CEOs — and why they're usually a bad idea

Why companies use interim CEOs — and why they're usually a bad idea | Bad Leadership, Ethics, Fraud and Poor Management | Scoop.it
Twitter surprised Silicon Valley and Wall Street on June 11 when CEO Dick Costolo announced he would be stepping down as CEO on July 1, largely due to flat growth this year, and that chairman and cofounder Jack Dorsey would step in as interim CEO.
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3 Ways to Tell If Job Candidates Are Faking Passion | Inc.com | Bullhorn Reach

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Cyborgs make terrible bosses

Cyborgs make terrible bosses | Bad Leadership, Ethics, Fraud and Poor Management | Scoop.it
Unlike robots, the best leaders aren’t afraid to show their human side, an HR expert says
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USA: Former Bechtel Executive Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison and Ordered to Forfeit $5.2 Million in Connection with ALSTOM Kickback Scheme

The former principal vice president of Bechtel Corporation and general manager of a joint venture operated by Bechtel and an Egyptian utility company was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for accepting $5.2 million in kickbacks to manipulate the competitive bidding process for state-run power contracts in Egypt.

 

Elgawhary admitted to accepting a total of $5.2 million from three power companies, which they paid to secure a competitive and unfair advantage in the bidding process.  One of the power companies, Alstom S.A., together with a Swiss subsidiary, pleaded guilty on Dec. 22, 2014, to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with a scheme to pay bribes to foreign officials, including Elgawhary, in various countries.


Via Andre JACQUEMET - @globalBPA
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The Lack of Employee Engagement Says Everything About Company Culture and Values

The Lack of Employee Engagement Says Everything About Company Culture and Values | Bad Leadership, Ethics, Fraud and Poor Management | Scoop.it
The future of work is screwed. It's being built upon a foundation of legacy thinking and outdated value systems. Instead, the future of work should start with a reboot in company culture and employee engagement.Employee engagement is the next "new" thing. Except its importance isn't new at all. And all that talk about the coming renaissance of corporate culture and how it eats "strategy for breakfast"...? Stop. Oh and stop citing Zappos as the quintessential example of cultur
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Five Types of Clients to Avoid by @rebekahiliff

Five Types of Clients to Avoid by @rebekahiliff | Bad Leadership, Ethics, Fraud and Poor Management | Scoop.it
In the land of leads and prospects lie a village of clients that will make your life a living hell. Here are the five types of clients you must avoid.
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The One Reason Why People Don't Want to Work For You

The One Reason Why People Don't Want to Work For You | Bad Leadership, Ethics, Fraud and Poor Management | Scoop.it
The higher up the ranks you climb in an organization, the less honest feedback you receive from peers. And one common bit of advice many leaders could benefit from is, ironically, how to effectively deliver feedback to their team. I spoke with Bill George, former CEO of Medtronic, for my Leadership: A Master Class about authentic leadership. Below is a snapshot of our conversation around cultivating a motivational culture versus a fear-inducing workplace.Daniel Goleman: Many executives and manag
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Within NBC, an intense debate over whether to fire Brian Williams

Within NBC, an intense debate over whether to fire Brian Williams | Bad Leadership, Ethics, Fraud and Poor Management | Scoop.it
Executives opted to suspend anchor with no guarantee of return.
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The Not-to-Do List -- 7 Habits That Are Sabotaging Your Productivity and Happiness

The Not-to-Do List -- 7 Habits That Are Sabotaging Your Productivity and Happiness | Bad Leadership, Ethics, Fraud and Poor Management | Scoop.it

Here's a roundup of the best things to avoid to achieve work results and better peace of mind. Discover growth through subtraction.


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When Change is Bad

‘Change’ is one of the most proliferated subjects in blogs, books, and social media chats. I understand why, and so do you; change is vital to progress in every field of endeavor, particularly business. Without change, companies stagnate. This explains why it is so easy for people to become caught up in the “change is good” paradigm. I’m telling you that change is not always good. Change can be bad. Very bad.

 

There are plenty of examples where radical change has either destroyed a company or brought it to its knees. Coca-Cola’s 1985 decision to change its time-honored formula is the biggest blunder in corporate history. New Coke lasted 79 days before the original formula returned to the market. Kudos to CEO Roberto Goizueta who had the courage to “kill his darling” and reinstate Coke Classic.


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Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other | Bad Leadership, Ethics, Fraud and Poor Management | Scoop.it
The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions
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A Failure of Leadership: What Business Owners Can Learn - Small Business Trends

Once again the government is there to teach us a valuable leadership lesson. And this has nothing ...
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The top 22 mistakes of first-time CEOs | VentureBeat | Entrepreneur | by VentureBeat

GuestI have been building this list of CEO mistakes for many years based on my own experiences. This is not rocket science — some of these points may seem obvious when you read them — but it is really tough to know what you haven’t experienced.
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7 Signals That Someone Is About to Quit

In this series, professionals share all the right — and wrong — ways to leave a job. Follow the stories here, and write your own (please include #IQuit somewhere in the body of your post).When it comes to career categories full of people who are prone to quitting, few can match either consulting or high tech. Since I spent the bulk of my career in those two worlds, I’ve learned a few things about resignations along the way.The reasons why people are apt to quit consulting and high tech are well-
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10 Sentences Good Managers NEVER Say - EVER

10 Sentences Good Managers NEVER Say - EVER | Bad Leadership, Ethics, Fraud and Poor Management | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever had a bad boss, you probably have a litany of sentences tucked away in your memory that stand out as the red flags that made that manager so terrible to work for.Here I have picked ten that any manager should be banned from using. If you find these sentences coming out of your mouth as a manager, it might be time to take a step back and examine your motivations.
“You’re lucky to even have a job.” Depending on what the economy is doing any given day, this might certainly be true, b
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How to Work With a Narcissist

How to Work With a Narcissist | Bad Leadership, Ethics, Fraud and Poor Management | Scoop.it
Tips and tricks for managing relationships with a less-than-ideal personality type.
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What to Do if Your New Boss Is a Loser

What to Do if Your New Boss Is a Loser | Bad Leadership, Ethics, Fraud and Poor Management | Scoop.it
For obvious reasons, none of the names or specific facts in this story are true, because I'm focusing today on that horrible, sinking feeling when your brand new boss appears to be dumber and less talented than you.Take Jake Willingham, for example, who has been working in sales for eight years. His new sales manager has never worked in sales, never been on a sales call, and knows next to nothing about the sophisticated telecommunications equipment they sell.Then there's Alicia Porter, who just
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Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign | Bad Leadership, Ethics, Fraud and Poor Management | Scoop.it
Kitzhaber, a Democrat, has been under investigation by the state's attorney general
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THE TECH 'TITANIC': How red-hot startup Fab raised $330 million and then went bust

THE TECH 'TITANIC': How red-hot startup Fab raised $330 million and then went bust | Bad Leadership, Ethics, Fraud and Poor Management | Scoop.it
It will be hard to forget the facts behind Fab's spectacular three-year crash.
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Brian Williams should resign or lose his anchor job, but ethics aren’t only factor

Brian Williams should resign or lose his anchor job, but ethics aren’t only factor | Bad Leadership, Ethics, Fraud and Poor Management | Scoop.it
Predicting the future is always tricky, just ask Seattle Seahawks fans when the team had second and one yard to win the Super Bowl.Right now, it’s hard to gauge NBC Nightly News’ anchor Brian Williams’ chances of surviving his lies and contradictions and disassembling over whether a helicopter he was in over Iraq in 2003 was shot down. Journalistic ethics demand his head. No reporter or anchor — Dan Rather, Janet Cooke — should be allowed to stay on the job after such an ethics breach.But as Buf
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