(Video) Roy Snell: The Accidental Compliance Professional

In part one of my three-part interview with Roy Snell, co-founder and former CEO of the SCCE and HCCA, he shares how he got to be the “Accidental Compliance Professional,” as his recent book is titled. We also address the importance of influence, and how we can learn from our own past mistakes to help […]

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Often, The Best Compliance Presentations Are After The Compliance Presentation

Over the past three weeks, I have had the pleasure of presenting to and engaging with, compliance and commercial leaders in some wonderful venues including Prague, Malta, and Dubai, as well as Miami, Houston, and Dallas, back at home. It was an incredible three weeks, where I had the opportunity to exchange perspectives with compliance, […]

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Tenacity: What’s your word?

I recently had the chance to sit and have a ‘fireside chat’ with Dixon Terry, Vice-President, Compliance, at Shire Pharmaceuticals, during their Global Leadership Meeting. We talked about a lot of issues, exchanging perspectives on how we can all be better sensitized and aware of the subtle influences on our behaviors and decision making. It […]

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Rewarding Those Who Speak Up – Money or Thanks?

The following post is by Katherine Bradshaw, Head of Communications,  Institute of Business Ethics. Having an 8 year old means there’s a lot of Harry Potter in our house. One of my favourite scenes from Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone is when an unassuming boy called Neville Longbottom, who tried to stop Harry, Ron and […]

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Moving Back In-House to Move Compliance to the Next Generation

The following interview is with Nicole Rose, Head of Risk and Compliance, Uniting Resources NSW and ACT. As you may recall, Nicole and I co-produced the anti-bribery training animation, “Why We Say Yes,” of which the trailer can be found here.  RB: So, Nicole, I heard you have changed roles, so why the change? NR: Richard, as you […]

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Ethics and Compliance Training, What Gets Results?

The following interview is with Dr. Patricia Harned, Chief Executive Officer of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). RB: Pat, it’s a pleasure to have you join us today, and thank you for sharing your report “Ethics and Compliance Training, What Gets Results.” So, first, given the proliferation of compliance surveys and studies, why did the […]

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From Bottom Bunk to Top Mind

I recently had the honor of being named to Compliance Week’s list of Top Minds for 2017, earning the title of “The Great Communicator” from Bill Coffin, Donna Rice, and the CW team. If you had told me in 2012, when I was sentenced to a Federal Prison Camp as part of a Plea Agreement […]

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Talking About Bribery in the Country Where I Bribed

I recently returned from a week in Amsterdam, addressing front-line compliance challenges, and attending several anti-corruption conferences. It was a surreal experience for me, for in 2003 I paid a “Dutch Agent approximately $15,000 based on an invoice for marketing services knowing that the Dutch agent would then pass all or some of that money […]

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What Does the “Good News Cocoon” Mean to Business & Compliance?

Recently, I had the pleasure of engaging with compliance and business leaders in Europe and Asia. It’s an honor to be traveling again, and to hear about ethical and compliance challenges from those who work in the middle of risk, as well as from leaders who are tasked with supporting the commercial workforce in how […]

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Can marketing and compliance share a playbook?

I recently read an article in the Winter 2017 MIT Sloan Management Review, Mastering the Market Intelligence Challenge (Chari, Luce & Thukral). In this work, the authors address how “many multinationals simply import their domestic models into emerging markets.” And whilst this work is directed towards those who deal with market intelligence in emerging markets, […]

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