Pariahs: Hubris, Reputation And Organisational Crises by Matt NixonPariahs: Hubris, Reputation And Organisational Crises by Matt Nixon

Pariahs: Hubris, Reputation And Organisational Crises

byMatt Nixon

Paperback | July 1, 2016

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In the last few years repeated scandals have rocked their worlds of many industries. Stories which have hit the headlines recently have included news of • Deliberate cheating by car makers to evade emissions tests • LIBOR and FX manipulation by bankers • Falsification of drug testing results plus allegations of bribery and corruption in major pharmaceutical corporations • Unlawful tapping of phones of the famous by newspapers • Cover-ups over high death rates in hospitals. While it is not always obvious what has gone wrong, there is no disguising the widespread impact on many stakeholders, and the catastrophic loss of trust and sense of betrayal that results. Matt Nixon has had a privileged insider seat in several of the organizations which came to suffer major crises, crises which inspired deep emotional responses.
Matt Nixon has 25 years of experience as a management consultant and HR executive, working with CEOs and senior leaders around the world. He is an Associate of Ashridge Business School, where he teaches on MBA and HR programmes.
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Title:Pariahs: Hubris, Reputation And Organisational CrisesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:July 1, 2016Publisher:Libri PublishingLanguage:English

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“Trust in corporate institutions is on the decline – yet we lack consensus as to why, much less how to respond. Most analyses are trivial, general, or both. Enter Matt Nixon’s Pariahs – an “insider’s" book that is informed, thoughtful, and above all, contextual. Nixon brings to bear the perspectives of an HR executive, a classicist, and a consultant, all of which enlighten. While rooted in UK examples, American and other audiences will have no trouble recognizing truly global themes. We can’t fix trust until we understand the problem; this is a unique and special contribution to doing so. " Charlie Green, author of the Trusted Advisor 'In Pariahs Nixon looks at an issue we all find fascinating as long as we are mere observers: organizations which become outcasts. Writing in clear flowing prose he draws on ancient history and current examples to take us beyond the headlines. A great book!' - Christian Stadler, Professor of Strategic Management, Warwick Business School "Nothing changes unless behaviour changes. We know that to be true. The behaviour, and ultimately the performance, of every institution on earth is determined by the behaviours of individuals. But Nixon has dissected this reality and examined not only the behaviour but the psychoses and neuroses that lie deep inside any human system. With compelling clarity he has drawn a red thread between an excess of ego, the resulting manifestation of that in large organisations and the truly awesome implications for organisations and the societies that they serve." Colin Price, Global Managing Partner, Leadership Consulting Heidrick and Struggles. “This book covers really important topics. It’s interesting how the words of our predecessors several thousand years ago are a very useful frame for addressing some of the complexity of modern business life. Anyone who has been touched by the changing waves of corporate activity – or is in a job where they are likely to be – should read Pariahs.” Barnaby Briggs, MD Plexitas Consulting, previously Head of Social Performance, Royal Dutch Shell “In Pariahs, Matt Nixon provides both diagnostics and treatment advice for a fatal disease in the corporate world – systemic culture failure. With skill and sensitivity, he peels back the layers of the behavioral breakdowns that lead to such failure – often a combination of weaknesses in culture, governance, structure and process. At the Pariah stage, the sight of a corporation’s innards isn’t pretty; but for a leadership team which has recognized the need to act, Nixon shows the way to a lasting cure. A timely leadership book for our turbulent and fragmented era, in which an honestly lived corporate purpose is more vital than ever.” Björn Edlund, former head of Corporate Communications at Royal Dutch Shell plc, ABB Ltd and Sandoz AG. "Pariahs is one of those books with the strength to convert the unconverted. For business leaders that already understand that ethics, sensitivity and sustainability are winning qualities of 21st century companies, Matt Nixon’s Pariahs is a guide that will strengthen their resolve. However, for the majority of CEOs that opt for egocentric styles of leadership over the health of the wider system in which they operate, Nixon’s analysis of corporate reputation costs, as well as opportunities for change, will be an eye-opener difficult to ignore.” Alejandro Litovsky, Founder/CEO, Earth Security Group