15
Mar

Update 1-16-12: Goldman Sachs reviewing conflicts policies for M&A bankers according to the Wall Street Journal. Original Post 1-15-12: Occasionally, employees and former employees have the courage to speak the truth about what really takes place in their organizations.  The results are typically not pretty, but such honesty is essential to restoring trust and addressing […]

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13
Nov

I’d categorize this as ironic except for the sickness of the event: By Chris Ariens on November 11, 2011 4:54 PM Breaking: Layoff notices are being handed out across CNN/U.S. today. Photographers, editors and other staffers in Atlanta, New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Miami are being let go. In all, at least 50 […]

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10
Nov

Update 11-28-11: Now it looks like Zynga’s leadership and culture is generating difficulty for its growth strategy, and could spell trouble in its employee retention efforts: Led by the hard-charging Mr. Pincus, the company operates like a federation of city-states, with autonomous teams for each game, like FarmVille and CityVille. At times, it can be […]

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21
Oct

It comes as no surprise that distrusting your leader can make you sick.  Our own research on this subject shows that distrust only exacerbates the stress that employees face, which can then negatively affect their emotional and physical health. WAYNE, PA, Oct 20, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — When it comes to trust, the public […]

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18
Oct

Even as the Occupy Wall Street protestors garner significant attention from the mass media, apparently many of the protestors distrust them: Stories about the protests accounted for 12 percent of all news reports by the end of last week, compared to just 2 percent the week earlier, according to Pew, which examines stories from 52 […]

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6
Oct

Americans’ trust in the Federal Government has plunged to record lows, according to a recent survey by Gallup: PRINCETON, NJ — A record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed, adding to negativity that has been building over the past 10 years. Majorities of Democrats (65%) and Republicans (92%) […]

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3
Oct

The September 24, 2011 edition of The Economist reports these survey results from LRN: It found that 43% of those surveyed described their company’s culture as based on command-and-control, top-down management or leadership by coercion—what Mr Seidman calls “blind obedience”. The largest category, 54%, saw their employer’s culture as top-down, but with skilled leadership, lots […]

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29
Sep

Updated 10-26-11: According to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, with Americans’ distrust of government at its highest level ever. Not only do 89 percent of Americans say they distrust government to do the right thing, but 74 percent say the country is on the wrong track and 84 percent disapprove of Congress — […]

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24
Sep

More Americans distrust the elite media than trust, according to a recent poll by Gallup: More significantly, the reason Americans don’t trust the media is that they perceive it as being “too liberal” by 47% and only 36% see it as “just about right.” Thirteen percent see it as too conservative. Democrats saw the media […]

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25
Apr

This from today’s New York Times: But as a recent Economix post by Catherine Rampell reports, cross-country surveys show that income inequality is negatively related to trust. Largely as a result, the average level of trust is significantly lower in the United States than in more egalitarian countries, particularly those of Scandinavia. And we seem to feel less trusting […]

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