Of the many periodicals I read and review, I always look forward to Business Compliance , and specifically to the Round Table discussions, where I have had the pleasure and honor of being a prior contributor. This quarter brings another compelling array...
There are a myriad of compliance and ethics conferences
across the country each year. I regularly attend and speak at some of these.
There are also more regular webinar and local events which may focus on
specific topics or themes. However, there are...
Monday was Memorial Day and is the day wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. The holiday is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May . The first recorded Memorial was held on May 1,...
Yogi Berra died yesterday. In addition to being one of the greatest catchers in baseball, he was a 3-time Most Valuable Player (MVP), a 15-time All Star, a Hall of Famer and member of the All-Century Team, a player on 10 World Series champions and Manager...
Today I conclude my exploration of the article in the summer 2013 issue of the MIT Sloan Management Review, entitled “ Designing Trustworthy Organizations ”, by the quartet of authors: Robert F. Hurley, Nicole Gillespie, Donald L. Ferrin and...
Thursday was the 151 st anniversary of Day 3 of the Battle of Gettysburg. Last year I focused on Pickett’s Charge and lessons that a compliance practitioner might draw from it. This year I want to look at the Confederate artillery bombardment, which...
Today is the 151 st anniversary of Day 2 of the Battle of Gettysburg. Last year I focused on Union General Dan Sickles and how is disobeying of his commanding officer’s order, destroyed his brigade and ended his military career. Today, I want to...
What does ‘Tone-at-the-Top’ mean to any anti-bribery or anti-corruption program? Conversely, what if management says to do the right thing but only judges employees on their sales; what is the message that only ‘Talking The Talk’...
An article in the January/February issue of the SCCE
magazine, entitled " An
ethical corporate culture goes beyond the code ", author Dawn Lomer
argues that the unofficial message which a company sends to its employees "is
Tonight is the finals of the NCAA Men's Basketball
Tournament, known as March Madness. As I went to law school at the University
of Michigan, I will be pulling for the Wolverines to win the big game. If you
are not a Louisville or Big East fan...
Sorry to interrupt my three-part series on the greatest ethics and compliance article ever written but I just could not help myself. On Monday, forbes.com, in an article entitled “ 2013 Houston Astros: Baseball’s Worst Team Is The Most Profitable...
When my daughter was 7 she wrote and published her first
book. When I asked her how she did it, she replied "Dad, it's easy to write a
book, you just sit down and do it." I thought about that sage wisdom for many
years before I sat down...
How does your company deal with the question of fairness
in its compliance program? I thought about that question while reading an
article in the New York
Times (NYT), entitled " That
Eternal Question of Fairness ", by Nancy Koehn. In her...
I have long been proud of my profession. I would often tell students that they were about to join a profession which extended as far back as Demosthenes, who practiced his closing orations against crashing sea waves so that the full Greek demos might...