Willpower Woes: How a Rotten Resolve Can Hurt You

Success may look slightly different to each of us, but we're all in hot pursuit of it. Whether you have personal goals or professional ones in your sights, willpower will be key to reaching them, and you can take certain steps to strengthening your willpower. When challenges (or people) seem to stand in the way of your ...


Records & Information Management: 2015 Risk Perspective

Once upon a time, records and information management was a fairly straightforward concept. Things began to get quite complicated, however, as employees began using mobile devices (often their own) for business purposes. As the size and volume of the data we store has increased, so too have our options for storing it. So many options. ...


The Dangerous “Cult” of CEO Rock Stars

Despite their loyal followings, rock star CEOs aren't all they're cracked up to be. Personality can only take you so far when your worth is measured by the results you drive. Rock stars tend to be image obsessed, where truer leaders are more self-confident and know the value of collaboration. When we know the traits of ...

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FIFA: A Lesson in Corporate Governance

Overly complicated systems aren't necessarily superior to more simplistic ones. Take FIFA's matrix for determining team ranking, for example. It takes either a lifelong, die hard fan to understand it or an advanced degree in math. It could be argued, in fact, that unnecessarily complex systems simply serve to distract attention from what's really going on.

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Common Sense

There are many who argue that deferred and non-prosecution agreements allow corporations -- and the culpable individuals within them -- to get off scot-free. And they have a point, don't they? Research shows that in the vast majority of FCPA enforcement actions by the DOJ, no charges are filed against corporate employees. I can think of ...


Achieving Collaborative GRC Accountability: the Power of Convergence

It's no secret that the most effective risk and compliance programs are the product of integrated systems and functions. When risk, compliance, and governance exist in separate silos, information slips through the cracks, opportunities are missed and redundancies abound. Just imagine the value of all three functions working in concert!

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Successful SRM Doesn’t Happen By Accident

The key to successful supplier relationship management? Intentionality. Careful thought and planning is in order if you hope to manage risks well throughout the supply chain. SRM expert Brad Carlson dives into which areas need the most attention if you're going to have a comprehensive, structured approach to managing those supplier relationships.


Home Runs for CEOs

Executive compensation is a hot button issue, especially when it's discussed in the same context as the pay of employees with boots on the ground in the same organization. But should we be getting our feathers ruffled at the disparity in income between CEOs and hourly workers? When it comes to output and value, they're not even ...

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A CCO Job Function: Managing Talent

CCOs have a big job, no question. In addition to developing and strengthening the compliance program and remaining attentive to ethical concerns throughout the organization, the CCO has the responsibility of managing his bench of compliance practitioners. Given the egos often prevalent among top talent, this is no small feat...