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With Retaliation on the Rise, How Can You Maintain a Culture of Integrity?

When we speak of non-retaliation, it’s often in an effort to encourage staff to speak up. Right now, lack of speaking up isn’t the problem. Retaliation itself, rather than employee silence, is running rampant, harming our cultures of integrity. Mary Shirley discusses some of the data around the culture-of-integrity crisis and provides a guide detailing an actionable way to address...

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How to De-Stress Budgeting for Your Compliance Program

Strong compliance programs don’t just happen. They require planning — and budgeting. Being thoughtful and proactive will help drive appropriate budgeting that supports and promotes program effectiveness, while reducing your stress both now and throughout the next fiscal year. ’Tis the season of budget management. Every year, around the time fall beverages show up at your local barista, budgeting blues...

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Why Our Best Employees Don’t Speak Up

Are we conditioning our employees not to speak up? The traits present in our best employees might make them less likely to raise issues, concerns and ideas. Compliance expert Courtney Sander explores integrating speaking-up practice within the business to benefit your compliance program and the broader organization. What makes good employees great can hurt a speak-up culture. I started down...

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Take a Page From The Onion: A General Counsel’s Guide to Effective Amicus Advocacy

Amicus curiae briefs play a significant role in appeals throughout the country. From state appellate courts to the U.S. Supreme Court, judges increasingly rely on the perspectives of amici to inform their opinions. According to the American Bar Association, over a third of U.S. Supreme Court opinions are directly influenced by amici, and the same is true for a large...

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I Call Bullshit on ‘Quiet Quitting’

It’s the only resource none of us can ever replenish: Time. So why is it now a revolutionary act to say that you’ll spend exactly as much time at work as your boss is willing to pay you for? Quiet quitting is a resoundingly stupid name for simply doing your job. I was paid to write this. I have an...

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Stop the Dog Whistling, We Can All Hear You

Rising political and cultural tensions are undeniable. But just as there remain political leaders with convictions, ethics and compliance consultant Lisa Schor Babin says corporate leaders need to understand that now is the time to screw their courage to the sticking place. Political rhetoric and dog whistling are not newcomers to the national scene. What is new and, frankly, frightening...

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Times Have Changed; Today’s CCO Needs to Step Up Their Skills

Attorney and podcaster Tom Fox shares his insights about what skills today’s chief compliance officer needs — and what might be on the horizon for CCOs. What skills will be needed for the mid-century chief compliance officer? Yes, we are still a few more years to 2030 and what could be considered mid-century. But we know already that moving into...

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Your Employees Are Not the Same. Are You?

The best return-to-work scenarios prepare employees for the new realities they face while also acknowledging the horrors and hardships they’ve been through. Here’s why a new culture is as vital as new policies. Now past the two-year mark, we feel how the pandemic has taken its toll on us as we try — not without challenge — to recoup our...

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