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Leadership Lessons from The King’s Speech

by Thomas Fox on

I want to consider the leadership lesson for a Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) through an exploration of its two protagonists, King George VI and his speech therapist, Lionel Logue....more

Democratized Due Diligence Will Judge Your Third Parties, even if You Don’t

by NAVEX Global on

Ethics and compliance officers already know data analytics can be a powerful thing. Now we have a fresh example of how the ingredients of a data analytics program – data, interpretation tools, and questions people want to...more

Often, The Best Compliance Presentations Are After The Compliance Presentation

Over the past three weeks, I have had the pleasure of presenting to and engaging with, compliance and commercial leaders in some wonderful venues including Prague, Malta, and Dubai, as well as Miami, Houston, and Dallas, back...more

Size Matters…and Other Compliance Myths

The recently released Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics 2017 Compliance and Ethics Officer and Staff Salary Survey contains a host of interesting CCO and other compliance personnel compensation information. Also...more

Local Compliance Strategies to Embrace the Business (Part II of II)

by Michael Volkov on

The ultimate success of a global ethics and compliance program often depends on the ability of local compliance officers to engage business operations in a specific country. ...more

Millennials and why your organization should care about ESG

With sustainable and ethical business practices now key to attracting and retaining top talent, how can organizations ensure their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating meets the expectations of millennials?...more

Leadership Lessons from Chariots of Fire

by Thomas Fox on

Over on my leadership podcast, 12 O’Clock High, a podcast on business leadership, Richard Lummis and I are back with more leadership lessons from Oscar-winning Best Picture movies. For our first offering this year, we...more

Challenges in Global Compliance Operations: Structure and Responsibilities (Part I of II)

by Michael Volkov on

Global companies face ever-increasing challenges when building and implementing global ethics and compliance programs. From my vantage point, the set of challenges can be different depending on the industry. Global...more

Resources, Resources, and More Resources – The True Test of an Effective Ethics and Compliance Program

by Michael Volkov on

An effective ethics and compliance program depends on the Chief Compliance Officer’s authority, independence, and resources. A company’s commitment to a compliance program requires money and employees – there is no question...more

“Trust Better Be Your Most Important Value” – Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO

by Michael Volkov on

Given the turbulent times we live in, it is refreshing when we hear a corporate leader explain the importance of trust as a corporate value. Marc Benioff is the CEO at Salesforce who is aggressively pushing his company to...more

Memo: Wells Fargo, Put a Compliance Professional on your Board

by Thomas Fox on

After almost two years, you might think that Wells Fargo, its senior management and Board of Directors would have gotten the message from its regulators to take its compliance obligations seriously, remediate and put ethics...more

Trust Still Matters; Companies Haven't Nailed It

by NAVEX Global on

Ethics and compliance officers have two new surveys on trust in corporations worth your attention. Taken together, they don’t offer too much good news at the moment, but they do suggest some steps to ensure your organization...more

What was she thinking? CDC chief quits when caught trading tobacco stock

Brenda Fitzgerald, a rich doctor who not only wouldn’t pull her hand out of her personal cookie jar of investments and instead plunged it even deeper during her conflicted time in public office, finally has quit the top job...more

Leadership in Culture Change

by Thomas Fox on

This week I have been exploring how to change the culture in an organization based upon a series of articles in the most recent edition of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) by Boris Groysberg, Jeremiah Lee, Jesse Price and J....more

Criminal Enforcement Against Senior Executives: The Fish Rots from the Head

by Michael Volkov on

The compliance community is well aware of the risks in the C-Suite. As you move up the corporate ladder, the level of risk from executive misconduct increases. A rotten executive can quickly bring down a company, destroy...more

Convergence of Cultural Styles to Move the Needle Forward

by Thomas Fox on

I continue my exploration of how to change the culture in an organization based upon a series of articles in the most recent edition of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) by Boris Groysberg, Jeremiah Lee, Jesse Price and J....more

You Can’t Delegate the Ethics of Respect & Dignity #YCDEthics

by NAVEX Global on

Pulitzer Prize-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg, in his bestseller The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, described the shock and confusion to investors when Paul O’Neil made his first...more

ABA to Debate Resolutions on Title VII and Sexual Harassment

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

The American Bar Association (ABA) holds its Midyear Meeting later this week in Vancouver (Canada!) and the House of Delegates is scheduled to debate several resolutions of interest to employers and employment lawyers. As...more

Sgt. Pepper’s and Andi Simon on Changing a Corporate Culture

by Thomas Fox on

What your culture is today? You should consider what you value in terms of six key areas: dominant characteristics; organizational leadership; management of employees; the glue that holds the organization together; strategic...more

Renewing Corporate Vows to the Chief Compliance Officer

by Michael Volkov on

The chief compliance officer is at an important professional juncture – 2018 is an important year for the profession. In this era of growth, and after corporate tax relief, companies have an opportunity to invest increased...more

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Tightens Executive Branch Gift Restrictions on First Full Day in Office

by Genova Burns LLC on

In his first full day in office, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 2, tightening ethics restrictions and disclosure requirements on certain State employees and public officers. The following State employees and...more

2018 Political Law Update

As we enter the new year, there are new changes in state and federal lobbying, gift and campaign finance laws. California: In September, Gov. Jerry Brown signed new campaign finance laws that require political committees...more

Tribute to Keith Jackson and Breakthrough Strategies in Compliance

by Thomas Fox on

Keith Jackson died last week. He was universally recognized as the Voice of College Football and announced college football games for over 40 years. According to his obituary in the New York Times (NYT), Robert A. Iger, the...more

Avoiding conflicts of interest

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

Most public officials, especially those at the local level, hold private employment, own businesses and have family in the community. This can make avoiding conflicts of interest a challenge when asked to vote on an ordinance...more

The Root Cause Analysis

by Thomas Fox on

One new and different item laid out in the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program (Evaluation), supplementing the Ten Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program from the 2012 FCPA Guidance, was the performance of a root...more

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