WEBINAR: Avoiding a Car Crash in your Third-Party Due Diligence Program

Join me for an exciting webinar to learn how to avoid a car crash in your third-party due diligence program! On Thursday, August 29th at 12:00 p.m. Easter, you’ll learn:

  • How to deal with the most critical part of your program – scope

  • How to handle policies and procedures in a sane way

  • How to manage the business and create partnerships for tackling red flags

  • How to deal with attestations, due diligence questionnaires and nasty fights over “critical” third parties that refuse to participate

  • The Eight Commandments of a successful due diligence program

To join me: Sign up HERE!

Three Hacks to Steal Back Your Time

For professional athletes, world records and gold medals are won and lost in hundredths of a second. The arrival of an ambulance one minute late can be the difference between life and death.  Happily, most of us in compliance aren’t under that extreme time pressure, but we still need to make every moment count.  Whether through meeting requests, being cc’d on endless email chains, or accepting invitations to pick your brain over coffee, your days can quickly be filled with unproductive tasks that take you farther from your goals. 

Turning down meetings and getting off of email chains can be hard, but you can find more time if you employ stealthy techniques.  Here are three hacks to help you take back your time. 

Schedule Meetings and Phone Calls for 15 or 20 Minutes

Have you ever noticed that most meetings are scheduled for 30 minutes or an hour?  It’s just assumed that blocking off half hours or full hours of time is needed.  Instead of scheduling for the default amount of time, think about the amount of time you want and need to give the meeting or call…