Monthly Archives: May 2013

HBOS and RBS – an everyday tale of self-delusion

Fred Goodwin of RBS and James Crosby of HBOS both presided over the destruction of their banks, but in very different ways. Goodwin approached his role in an adversarial style that has become legend, whereas Crosby seems to have basked in a sea of bonhomie.  The parliamentary commission on HBOS was damning about many aspects of […]

The king is dead! Well, retired anyway….

True to his extensive use of misinformation, Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement three days after categorically denying it. Cue eulogies and analysis of why he has been so successful. So, for observers of leadership, does he provide a role model we should emulate? For sure, we would love his success in our own worlds. But […]