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Compliance Automation is Changing the Game

Posted by - October 31, 2017
How the Latest Stress Reducer Can Benefit Your Business Employee laws and requirements are often quick to change under each new administration—and compliance professionals are no strangers to the headaches of having to adapt. But now, there’s a solution that can make compliance a breeze for businesses of all sizes:…
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What’s Your Tough Call Quotient?

Posted by - October 31, 2017
New Book by Linda Henman on Moving Beyond Indecision Linda Henman is known as The Decision Catalyst™. She’s spent her career helping executives and senior leaders to make the tough calls — be they around strategy, succession planning, business growth or M&As. In her new book, Linda shares compelling stories…
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The Auditor’s Role in Advancing Communications

Posted by - October 26, 2017
Part 3 in a Series Exploring the “Auditor of the Future” In this series, Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach and Brian Christensen have put forth 20 potential ways the Chief Audit Executive or internal audit lead can advance his or her relationship with the audit committee. Parts 1 and 2 focused on…
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Risk Management: Avoiding Blind Spots

Posted by - October 2, 2017
Addressing the Bias Problem Though virtually every involved party was at fault to some degree, bias on multiple fronts was largely the cause of the 2008 financial crisis. Given that bias in risk management can result in a disastrous event such as this one, protecting against biases is critical. Jim…
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The Critical Nature of Funny

Posted by - September 26, 2017
The Impact of Humor on Decision-Making A sense of humor is an invaluable thing. Not only does it endear us to each other and help to form bonds between us, but it can be a lifesaver in unthinkable conditions. According to Linda Henman’s doctorate research, this was the case for…
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Intelligent Automation: Designing the Intelligent Organization

Posted by - September 25, 2017
The Driver Behind Enterprise Situational Awareness Intelligent automation is an emerging solution to enable intelligent decision-making at the strategic level, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be complex or require cumbersome new infrastructure. In fact, since overly complicated approaches to intelligent automation tend to result in project failure, simplicity may…

Linda Henman Publishes New Book on Decision-Making

Posted by - September 15, 2017
Having worked with those in the C-suite for more than three decades, Dr. Linda Henman, The Decision Catalyst® returns with her sixth book, Tough Calls: How to Move Beyond Indecision and Good Intentions. In this time-tested approach to decision-making, Henman presents an amalgamation of what she has observed — and…
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Data Analytics Becomes Reality

Posted by - July 18, 2017
4 Techniques for Auditors While data analytics in audit has been discussed for more than two decades, most internal audit teams are just beginning to make serious investments to embed analytics in their engagements and processes. Vendors highlight techniques such as predictive and prescriptive analytics; however, it is often unclear what these techniques entail and how they can be applied…
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Positioning Independent Risk Management to Succeed

Posted by - July 6, 2017
6 Ways to Support the CRO There is no one-size-fits-all solution for successful risk management, but there are certainly commonalities between successful Chief Risk Officers and independent risk management professionals. Jim DeLoach outlines several strategies organizations can implement to position their risk management function (and by extension, the organization) for…
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Quit Erecting Barriers

Posted by - July 5, 2017
10 Strategies to Be More Successful No doubt there are hurdles each of us face on the path to professional success, but often those obstacles are of our own making. Linda Henman shares guidance to help executives, business leaders and virtually any professional get out of his or her own…