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August 28 News

Recently I’ve been involved in, or privy to conversations about leadership, ethical behaviour and the intersection between the two. The conversations have arisen in various social and professional situations. For example, Angus (my son) and I were discussing Nick Kyrgios’ recent behaviour in Cincinnati, which has now led to tennis greats Martina Navratilova and Jim Courier questioning his mental state and his ability to perform at the US Open. I asked Angus his views on the recent conduct of Kyrgios’ and he simply replied, “Kyrgios lets himself down. He’s a good tennis player with a bad attitude”. I think it’s a fair assessment of the situation. Navratilova is quoted saying, “He needs to start winning matches, then he can talk. We can’t give a moral pass to somebody just because he is potentially a great tennis player.”

Yesterday I had a conversation with someone about Cardinal Pell, his appeal and the conduct of ‘The Chaser’ group with respect to the plaque displayed at St Mary’s Cathedral.

And of course, I’m having conversations about ethics in financial services and what will it take to restore trust in our industry.

All these interactions gave rise to robust debates about potential scenarios, personal opinions and what is “wrong or right”. My views and responses to these conversations are not important for this newsletter. What is important is acknowledging ethics is a ‘wicked problem’.

Suffice to say, principles we’ve grown up with such as ‘the golden rule’, ‘the sunlight test’ and ‘what ought one to do’, aren’t as simple as they once were. So, where does this leave us? Perhaps another ethical dilemma to be discussed at a future date? However, whatever the decision made when posed with such a situation, perhaps a good course of action is to stop, think and then act.

Regards,
Annick

 

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FASEA Update

CLICK HERE for information on upcoming FASEA National Adviser Exam schedule.

CLICK HERE for the FASEA accreditation progress update

Referral Arrangements

Please CLICK HERE for the CommPay process to set up referral arrangements.

Insurance Working Group

CLICK HERE to read about a recent experience from one of our members.

OPEX Training

OPEX has written handy guides for Madison users, available through Zen desk and the below links;

CommPay Reporting

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Dashboard » News » August 28 News

August 28 News

Recently I’ve been involved in, or privy to conversations about leadership, ethical behaviour and the intersection between the two. The conversations have arisen in various social and professional situations. For example, Angus (my son) and I were discussing Nick Kyrgios’ recent behaviour in Cincinnati, which has now led to tennis greats Martina Navratilova and Jim Courier questioning his mental state and his ability to perform at the US Open. I asked Angus his views on the recent conduct of Kyrgios’ and he simply replied, “Kyrgios lets himself down. He’s a good tennis player with a bad attitude”. I think it’s a fair assessment of the situation. Navratilova is quoted saying, “He needs to start winning matches, then he can talk. We can’t give a moral pass to somebody just because he is potentially a great tennis player.”

Yesterday I had a conversation with someone about Cardinal Pell, his appeal and the conduct of ‘The Chaser’ group with respect to the plaque displayed at St Mary’s Cathedral.

And of course, I’m having conversations about ethics in financial services and what will it take to restore trust in our industry.

All these interactions gave rise to robust debates about potential scenarios, personal opinions and what is “wrong or right”. My views and responses to these conversations are not important for this newsletter. What is important is acknowledging ethics is a ‘wicked problem’.

Suffice to say, principles we’ve grown up with such as ‘the golden rule’, ‘the sunlight test’ and ‘what ought one to do’, aren’t as simple as they once were. So, where does this leave us? Perhaps another ethical dilemma to be discussed at a future date? However, whatever the decision made when posed with such a situation, perhaps a good course of action is to stop, think and then act.

Regards,
Annick

 

Key news items

FASEA Update

CLICK HERE for information on upcoming FASEA National Adviser Exam schedule.

CLICK HERE for the FASEA accreditation progress update

Referral Arrangements

Please CLICK HERE for the CommPay process to set up referral arrangements.

Insurance Working Group

CLICK HERE to read about a recent experience from one of our members.

OPEX Training

OPEX has written handy guides for Madison users, available through Zen desk and the below links;

CommPay Reporting

Lodging and receipting an invoice.

Xplan Navigation

Power BI webinar recording

CommPay and revenue queries – ATT: Brokerage
[email protected]

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