The New Reality for Leadership

The 21st century business environment changes have created an opportunity for the rise of ethical leaders as the traditional perception of a leader-as-hero is now being challenged by that of a humble leader who empowers and develops others. What is ethical behaviour? Definition: Acting in ways consistent with what society and individuals typically think are goodContinue reading “The New Reality for Leadership”

The Buy Nothing Movement

Consumerism Rising? Resisting is empowering. #thebuynothingmovement Social media, magazines and shop windows bombard people daily with things to buy, and British consumers are buying more clothes and shoes than ever before. Online shopping means it is easy for customers to buy without thinking, while major brands offer such cheap clothes that they can be treatedContinue reading “The Buy Nothing Movement”

Why Starbucks Failed in Australia?

Starbucks is one of the global brands that has gained massive popularity around the globe. Millenials just cannot have enough of Frappuccino! But did you know that Starbucks is struggling in Australia?

AirAsia launching a childcare centre in Sepang, Malaysia

#redQ #airasia #csr This morning, while I was casually enjoying a coffee at my neighbourhood Starbucks outlet, I was utterly surprised to read in today’s The Star newspaper that AirAsia Bhd has just launched a childcare centre located at RedQ (AirAsia’s  Head Quarters, located in Sepang Malaysia). The initiative was lauded by the country’s Deputy PrimeContinue reading “AirAsia launching a childcare centre in Sepang, Malaysia”

Why is Ethical Leadership Important?

Increasing Public Awareness of Ethics Since the 2008 financial crisis, the public awareness and concern with ethical behaviour of organisations has been increasing. With consumers and potential clients more aware of business ethics than ever before, it is important that companies regard ethics as a top priority  and develop a framework and workplace culture thatContinue reading “Why is Ethical Leadership Important?”

Leadership and Ethics

Many academicians describe leadership as revolving around vision, ideas and has more to do with inspiring people as to direction and goals than with day-to-day implementation (Bennis 2007:132).  In order to define ethical leadership one must examine the root concepts of the two main schools of ethics: deontological ethics and consequentialist ethics.  Deontological ethics places special emphasis onContinue reading “Leadership and Ethics”