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Leadership Lessons from the Coke Machine

Posted by - April 2, 2018
A Leader’s Formula for Success As leaders move upwardly through an organization, they need to also graduate from their role in day-to-day problem solving. The bigger decisions are theirs to own, but middle management and front-line employees must learn to fix problems themselves so as not to become overly dependent…
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Preparing for the (R)evolution of Risk Management

Posted by - March 27, 2018
Modern Finance’s Imperative to Manage Risk with Data While businesses have more information than ever to drive decision-making, many are struggling to shift organizational structures and manage data to minimize business risk. Eric Dowdell, Global Head of Dun & Bradstreet’s Trade Credit business, dives into the relationship between risk and data and discusses…
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How to Promote a Risk-Aware Climate in a Risk-Averse Environment

Posted by - February 16, 2018
with co-author Chris Matlock Making the Investment to Shift Risk Culture Risk culture, though difficult to define, is one of the most mentioned topics by Fortune 500 executives and for regulators across several industries. However, despite this visibility in quarterly calls, creating, measuring and influencing risk culture continues to defy…
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The Learning Mindset

Posted by - January 31, 2018
Many leaders have trouble making tough calls and find themselves stalled by indecision and good intentions. Developing a learning mindset can help them do better.
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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…