This week I have a special five-part podcast series where I am joined by Amii Barnard-Bahn to review some of the top business leadership failures of 2019. Today, we take a look at the continued leadership failures of Wells Fargo. Some of the issues we explore in this podcast include:

  1. The bank recently hired a new CEO, Charles W. Scharf, who is taking on one of the toughest jobs in the country.
  2. The bank has sustained an unremitting run of four years of crisis, unethical consumer practices with incentives that rewarded unethical behavior and poor/no controls. When will Wells Fargo finally turn the corner?
  3. Scharf and Wells Fargo will need to initiate a complete turnaround of culture, incentives and senior leadership.  

About Amii 

Amii Barnard-Bahn, JD, PCC, CCEP, CCEP-I  is an executive coach who specializes in accelerating the success of legal and compliance executives and their teams. A leadership columnist for Compliance Week and Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Coaching, Amii previously shaped company culture and strategic initiatives as an executive (CAO, Chief Compliance Officer, and Chief Human Resources Officer) at companies such as McKesson and Allianz. Forbes has recognized Amii as “one of the top coaches for legal and compliance executives.”

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