“Why Transformation Efforts Fail,” Final Lessons.

David Stulb, Global Leader for Ernst & Young, Investigation & Dispute Services, in introducing Maryam Hussain’s recent book Corporate Fraud, the Human Factor, (link here for more info) states that “aggressive prosecution of bribery and corruption is increasing the risk of operating in many new markets. Yet these are the same markets which are critical to business(…)

“Former Cisco Execs Allege Vast Kickback Scheme in Russia.”

In yesterday’s Buzz Feed World, Adam Roston, Buzz Feed Staff, posted an article (link here) about allegations of bribery involving Cisco employees in Russia.  I believe this is a must read for the FCPA compliance community, as the reporting details significant events surrounding foreign bribery.  Furthermore, it has a number of significant lessons for the compliance professional(…)

Why Transformation Efforts Fail: Lesson 3.

As introduced last week, John Kotter, Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus, Harvard Business School, in “Leading Change, Why Transformation Efforts Fail,” (HBR, January 2007) discusses why companies seeking to change the way they operate in a new “more challenging market environment” often encounter internal institutional resistance from “those in the trenches of the business,” and(…)