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No going back–compliance is here to stay

No going back–compliance is here to stay

The idea that compliance will take a dive in importance due to a changed US administration is laughable, if it were not affecting some normally quite sane people. It is true Donald Trump seems no fan of compliance and has gone on the record as saying the Foreign Corrupt Practices […]

What sort of business leader do we really want?

What sort of business leader do we really want?

The US election has been one way answering what sort of leader some people want. Another is the spell-binding Abel Gance silent movie Napoleon.  Once again this extraordinary achievement packed out a major London venue in November 2016. It keeps  happening. Whenever this marvel of cinema rears its head, audiences […]

The 8 Trends shaping the future of GRC

The 8 Trends shaping the future of GRC

Peering into the future is a mugs game. Get it right and nobody will remember your perceptive insights. Get it wrong and it’s probably too late for anyone to care. Still, somebody must try to clear the undergrowth a bit. Some effort needs to be made to see ahead and […]

What does “Doing what’s right” really mean?

What does “Doing what’s right” really mean?

“I did what I thought was right, given the circumstances, given my knowledge at the time, given the pressures on me at the time.” Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding leader. “Doing what’s right” lies at the heart of ethical leadership. In business there’s always room for debate about what this means […]

Should ethics really be taught in schools?

Should ethics really be taught in schools?

“We’re here to make money” That remains the over-arching driving force behind most businesses, and in some ways it’s right. A commercial business making no profit is either going  broke, or is some kind of welfare case. But while making a profit is important, this can never be the sole […]