THINKPIECE: Why leaders lose their way

28-Sep-2016 10:47:18 / by The Insurance Institute

The Insurance Institute


 Almost half of Irish business leaders would engage in potentially unethical actions to meet financial targets, according to a recent survey by EY. This startling statistic is consistent with another finding from a survey last year that company chiefs are among the professionals least trusted by the general public to tell the truth.

These statistics may also help explain why we have witnessed a decade or more of corporate malfeasance, with the insurance sector receiving more than its fair share of the headlines. It begs the question: why and how do leaders lose their way and what, if anything, can be done about it?


In our latest Thinkpiece, Ros O'Shea of Acorn Governance Solutions, analyses the reasons why some business leaders deviate from an ethical base.

Download and read the Thinkpiece below:

Why leaders lose their way