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She’s Right for the Job – Women in Family Business

Family businesses are increasingly encouraging women. Of family businesses surveyed, almost 60 percent have women in top management positions and over 30 percent list a female as the next successor. These important statistics...more

Season of Giving... Become a BME… Best Mentor Ever!

by McManis Faulkner on

There is no better time of the year to start giving. Sharing your business or courtroom experiences, leadership skills, and knowledge is an invaluable service you can give to a new lawyer or a fellow team member who might be...more

Top 10 Ethics & Compliance Predictions & Recommendations for 2018

by NAVEX Global on

Once again it’s time for our annual review of trends and events that will impact ethics and compliance programs in the year ahead. Since our last review twelve months ago, business, societal and political events have...more

Client Interview – Jennifer Armstrong, Vice President of Customer Engagement Operations, Centerstone of America

by Baker Donelson on

Can you tell us about the leadership positions you've held and how you achieved them? I have found myself professionally, and otherwise, in leadership positions throughout my life. I was a clinical supervisor within six...more

Top 10 Topics for Directors in 2018

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - 1. Cybersecurity threats. Cybersecurity preparedness is essential in 2018 as the risk of, and associated adverse impact of, breaches continue to rise. The past year redefined the upward bounds of the...more

The Rubber Meets the Road When Gig Economy Execs Get Behind the Wheel

by Fisher Phillips on

“The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.” – John Wooden - The well-known rideshare company Lyft has personified the above quote from legendary basketball coach John Wooden when it recently...more

The Time Is Now for Legal Departments to Step Up in Ethics & Compliance

by NAVEX Global on

NAVEX Global’s 2017 Ethics & Compliance Benchmark for Legal Professionals reaffirms an increasingly common belief: Legal departments should take on greater leadership when it comes to ethics and compliance. Put another way,...more

Curse of The Mummy and of Continuing a Failing Strategy

by Thomas Fox on

By putting a process in place to test, check and then recheck the findings as a project progresses; you can place your organization in a better position to change things that are not working. The Department of Justice’s...more

12 O'Clock High-Episode 67 Leadership Lessons from the Grant Presidency

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, Richard Lummis and consider the leadership lessons from the Presidency of US Grant. The lessons include: 1. Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Acts, leading to the passage of the 15th Amendment; 2....more

Compliance Needs the Human Element

by Thomas Fox on

The key begins with leadership, where top management needs “to define the corporate culture and standards of behaviour, and improve capabilities in technology and processes. They also need to build trust among customers,...more

FTSE gender balance a year on – is progress being made?

by Dechert LLP on

The Hampton-Alexander Review (the “Review”), an independent, business led review supported by the UK Government, has published its ‘one year on’ supplementary report on gender balance in FTSE leadership....more

Easy Fix: Ways to Make an Agenda Work for You

Robert’s Rules just wouldn’t have clout if it didn’t provide a standard order of business. So, it provides a six-part agenda that can get you started... ...more

How to Communicate the ‘Vision Thing’

by Thomas Fox on

Think about the task facing new Uber Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dara Khosrowshahi. He is working to overhaul a toxic corporate culture, while dealing with regulators literally across the globe. ...more

Ominous Signs for the Future of the Compliance Profession

by Michael Volkov on

As we celebrate Ethics and Compliance Week in 2017, I wanted to offer my own assessment of where the compliance profession stands and the challenges facing the profession for the future....more

A Team Built for Game Seven

by Thomas Fox on

If you do not believe in the compliance regime that you are pushing, it will be nearly impossible for the rest of your far-flung corporate work force to believe in it. Talk about compliance and the positive aspects of your...more

Game 6 is Here – Empathy in Compliance

by Thomas Fox on

People rarely think of courtesy and respect as leadership skills but if you can bring these to bear in your compliance practice, you can garner greater influence as not only someone who cares but someone who cares and gets...more

MLB Drops the Ball on Discipline

by Thomas Fox on

Your discipline must be transparent and consistent. If you are going to suspend players for racially mocking gestures during the season and they make one during the World Series, they get suspended during the World Series....more

Lessons from the Harvey Weinstein Scandal

by Barley Snyder on

The allegations of outrageous conduct against Harvey Weinstein have dominated the news for more than two weeks. If the allegations are true, Weinstein represents the quintessential “superstar” harasser—the high earning,...more

[Webinar] Ethics & Compliance Virtual Conference - November 9th, 5:30am PT

by NAVEX Global on

Organizations that focus on creating ethical cultures come out ahead - That’s why this year’s conference theme is Ignite a Winning Workplace Culture. Winning cultures do not happen accidentally – they’re navigated by...more

Passion for Baseball and Passion for Compliance

by Thomas Fox on

The only thing that’s worse than really hard work is really hard work on something you don’t love.” As a CCO or compliance professional you will never have the financial or head count resources you need. You will have to make...more

12 O'Clock High-Episode 64-Liz Wiseman on Multipliers and Leadership

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I consider the book Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter,  by Liz Wiseman, co-authored with Greg McKeown, about the various types of leaders. They focus two different types of leaders,...more

Five Essential Steps to Improve Corporate Board Oversight and Support of Compliance

by Michael Volkov on

Corporate boards need to devote more energy to oversight and improvement of corporate culture and compliance. Over the last ten years, we have witnessed corporate scandals and misconduct that could have been prevented or, at...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - October, 2017 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Building Your Founding Team—Is There a Magic Number? In case you missed it elsewhere on this blog, our own Jeff Stein and Jason Kropp shared a few thoughts on...more

ISO 37001: Risk Assessments, Employees, and Due Diligence Requirements (Part IV of V)

by Michael Volkov on

In Part IV of my series on ISO 37001, I examine requirements relating to risk assessments, design of policies and procedures, and due diligence requirements. Section 4.5 sets out requirements for conducting risk...more

ISO 37001: Board, Top Management and Anti-Bribery Compliance Responsibilities (Part III of V)

by Michael Volkov on

In Part III of my continuing series on ISO 37001, today I examine the board and top management’s respective responsibilities in the implementation and oversight of an anti-bribery management system....more

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