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Michael Volkov

The CEO Sets, Defines and Manages a Company’s Performance and Culture

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We always read about the superstar CEO.  The company’s leader who is paid millions and is the rock star of business success.  Board members, shareholders and stakeholders support the leader because he/she has brought...more

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Diversity in Fund Finance: ‘Boundary Breakers’ Recap

The Diversity in Fund Finance group hosted the second Boundary Breakers speaker series event this week, featuring a discussion with Värde Partners on the endless battle for diversity. This conversation, moderated by Alex...more

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You need to set the tone

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I’ve been involved with so many small organizations both profit and non-profit in one form or another as an employee, officer, or client. The one thing that is consistent with each organization is that the leadership sets the...more

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A CEO's Guide to FCPA Compliance

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- A tone-at-the-top business culture with CEO leadership is a critical component of effective anti-corruption and anti-bribery policy implementation. - CEO leadership helps set an example for lower management and company...more

Michael Volkov

The Coronavirus Pandemic: A Call for Leadership

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We need leadership from our President and our federal government.  Instead of appearing for self-congratulatory press conferences, and pushing responsibilities to state and local governments, the White House needs to direct a...more

Michael Volkov

The Impact of a New CEO

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Businesses have to evolve in order to respond to the market, consumer demands, societal pressures and stakeholder expectations.  Companies grow and pivot in two ways – organically or through acquisition or sales of parts....more

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Organizational Trust Is in a Perilous Place Right Now

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The global communications firm Edelman published their annual Edelman Trust Barometer in January. As usual, the report gave ethics and compliance officers much to consider, not all of it good. The Edelman report is a...more

Thomas Fox

Tribute to The Boys of Summer and Toxicity in Houston

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The Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal filled out quite a bit last week with two significant new items. The first was an interview on the MLB Network by Tom Verducci, of disgraced Astros manager A.J. Hinch (Hinch...more

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Congrats to the Red Sox: What is tone at the top?

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An interesting wrinkle is rising on the problem regarding Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and Confidentiality Agreements (CAs) for former CBS employees or those who have settled with the company for discrimination or...more

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Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Markets are joining the American mid-Atlantic and East Coast in bracing for Hurricane Florence and the estimated $27 billion in damages it could bring with it....more

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5 Ways To Create An Inclusive Workplace Culture

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Between several recent social movements and increased access to social media platforms, both consumers and employees are demanding changes in the places they shop, frequent, and work. ...more

Mitratech Holdings, Inc

2 Practical Ways to Enforce “Tone from the Top” Compliance

While you don’t have to be a drill sergeant to enforce tone from the top, leadership should provide a clear example to their employees about what constitutes ethical behavior. And about what’s acceptable at different...more

Thomas Fox

Leadership Lessons from the Presidency of Millard Fillmore

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I continue my short series on what leadership lessons might be learned from four Presidents immediately preceding the Civil War with the presidency of Millard Fillmore the 13thPresident, who assumed the office upon the death...more

Michael Volkov

When Your CEO Just Does Not Get It

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There are a lot of talented CEOs. Some remarkable leaders, innovators and eloquent spokespeople for their companies. In several recent experiences, I have been befuddled by some CEOs....more

Michael Volkov

Leadership Support Provides Compliance Credibility

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We often hear the compliance refrain on the importance of tone-at-the-top – meaning when the board, the CEO and senior executives demonstrate by communications and by conduct their commitment to a culture of ethics and...more

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Is Your Organization Taking the Correct Steps to Prevent and Defend Against Harassment Claims? Recent EEOC Guidance Suggests Best...

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In the wake of the #MeToo movement, most employers have become more acutely aware of the risks involved in failing to effectively prevent and respond to claims of workplace harassment. ...more

Thomas Fox

It’s Not Cricket – Ethics on the Pitch

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The Aussies are in the midst of a Test Series against South African and were tied 1-1 and decided they need a bit of leg up. According to reports, the entire leadership team of the Australian national team decided to cheat by...more

Michael Volkov

Culture and Leadership in Middle Management

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We always hear about the importance of tone-at-the-top. Corporate leaders are very familiar with how to say the right things about ethics and compliance and the company’s culture. But we all know that words are cheap – it...more

Thomas Fox

How to Communicate the ‘Vision Thing’

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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

Thomas Fox

Tribute to Martin Landau and Strength in the Middle

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A company must have more than simply a good ‘Tone-at-the-Top’; it must move it down through the organization from senior management to middle management and into its lower ranks. This means that one of the tasks of any...more

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Character from the Top: An Interview with Fred Kiel

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Fred Kiel and his team at KRW International spent seven years studying almost 100 CEOs, their executive staff and their employees. The goal? – To devise and implement a quantifiable way to answer the question: Does a leader’s...more

Thomas Fox

Day 22 of One Month to Better Compliance Through HR-10 Questions to Better Operationalize Compliance

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I conclude this month’s series inspired by an article in the Harvard Business Review, entitled “Does Management Really Work?” by Nicholas Brown, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen. I found the article very useful because it...more

Thomas Fox

Day 20 - Compliance Leadership from the Bottom

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The key concept from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program (Evaluation) is operationalization. For instance, under the query Shared Commitment is the following question - “How is...more

Michael Volkov

United’s Crisis Mismanagement and Corporate Culture

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We were all aghast at the spectacle on the United Airlines last week when a customer was dragged off a plane when he refused to give up his seat because of an overbooking. No one can underestimate the power of real-time video...more

Thomas Fox

Leadership Lessons from the Movies

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Today, I wanted to consider some of the recent leadership lessons I have explored on my podcast, 12 O’Clock High, a podcast on business leadership. In the series, host Richard Lummis and myself, mined some of our favorite...more

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