Governance

Niccolo Machiavelli

Machiavelli for Chief Compliance Officers

Last year was the 500th anniversary of the publication of one of the most significant books on political theory ever written, The Prince, by Niccolò Machiavelli. Just how evil do many people view the treatise as? Consider that this book alone is responsible for bringing the word “Machiavellian” ...

And the Survey Says…

It’s often one thing that stands between adequate and superlative customer service. Why don’t you just ask people face-to-face what that one thing is?

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What is Your Board’s Investigation Protocol?

Many companies have an investigation protocol in place when a potential Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) or other legal issue arises. However, many Boards do not have the same rigor when it comes to an investigation, which should be conducted or led by the Board itself.

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Cybersecurity Trends for 2014

Target, Neiman Marcus and nearly 100 million of their customers whose personal information was stolen this past holiday season learned the hard way what companies of all sizes must: cybercrime is becoming more pervasive, its perpetrators more sophisticated and the harm it causes ...

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Three Keys to an Effective Disciplinary Program

The Justice Department and the SEC have underscored the importance of a company maintaining a clear disciplinary process so that executives, managers and employees are aware that a violation of the corporate code of conduct or the law will result in disciplinary action.