Responsible Leadership

Responsible Leadership

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As Chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group from 1991_2001 and Anglo American plc_from 2002_2009, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart is as qualified as anyone on the planet to discuss_the realities, dilemmas and lessons to be learnt from the last 20 years of corporate engagement with sustainability, ethics and responsibility. In this unique book _ part memoir, part confessional, part manifesto for leadership _ we hear a unique voice from the front line of corporate responsibility. Moody-Stuart retraces the steps_of a remarkable journey from being a postgraduate geologist to being at the helm of two_of the largest corporations in the world. We hear of dealings with dictators and prime ministers, colleagues and NGOs, rivals and_friends. We travel from Syria to Nigeria; Iraq to Downing Street; and from the machinations of the United Nations to those inside the boardroom of Shell. We see ShellA¬źs annus horribilis in 1995 unfold through the eyes of an insider, _and how Brent Spar and the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa sent shockwaves through the company, resulting in a complete reappraisal of its mission and principles. We hear about the oil and mining sectors and their complicated development role in areas of conflict and corruption; the way that markets have failed us on climate change and corruption; and how governments need to step up to the global challenges we face. We hear how Deepwater Horizon could have been avoided; what Shell were asked to do by Tony Blair during the UK fuel blockades of 2000 and why they declined; why China is too important to ignore; and why the Global Compact is too important to fail._We hear lessons from a life spent living in 10 different countries and we come to realize that, for corporations, trying to do the right thing can sometimes be almost impossible. We also come to know a deeply ethical and thoughtful leader who has always tried to do exactly that.Noamount of argumenton the niceties ofthe Nigerian Highway Code helped and, whilemost Nigerian officials are sympathetic tocases offamily illness, this one insisted that chicken poxwas just heatrash. In theend Iagreedto buya case of beer anbsp;...

Title:Responsible Leadership
Author:Mark Moody-Stuart
Publisher:Greenleaf Publishing - 2014-03-03


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