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Don’t Ask Me Where I Work

When you go to a conference or networking event, what is the first thing you get asked or ask? “Where do you work” leads to small talk, not real connections. Explore the better way of making stronger relationships.

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Six Do’s and Don’ts for Due Diligence Questionnaires

“Wait, they want three months of the CEO’s personal bank statements? Are they insane?” This was a real request to one of my clients via a due diligence questionnaire. When I called to inquire with the requesting company why they needed this, they said that they wanted to ensure that the CEO wasn’t receiving “unusual payments” that could be a bribe.

This raised several questions. First, how could they tell if the payment was “unusual?” If we look at the history of bribes, most of them go out through a business account of some sort, not the CEO’s. And what about the logistics of where all of this personal information will be stored and who will be reviewing it…

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Year-End Budget Left? Where to Spend It!

It’s that time of year when we heed the warning about budget – use it or lose it!
If you find yourself in the lucky position with some year-end cash, here are some great ideas for where to spend it, and some strategies to try to get the most bang for your buck.

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The Power of the Fake Commute

Have you ever heard of a fake commute?

Neither had I until last week during the opening keynote of the SCCE conference in Phoenix. In it, Dr. Aditi Nerurkar from Harvard Medical School talked about the effects of burnout in the post-pandemic age, and how to combat the challenges so many of us face in our hybrid or work-from-home environments.

Her advice? Use rituals and a fake commute.

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Are you (or your program) memorable?

Right now, I’m traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix for the SCCE’s annual conference. I’m leading a panel session on Tuesday, and I want it to be memorable. In truth, I want to be memorable too. But how do I stack the deck in my favor?

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Compliance Champions? Yes please – but what’s best? Part I

Who doesn’t love the idea of having an expanded reach?

Having people showing up throughout the organization holding the banner of compliance? Keeping you informed as they act as the eyes and ears on the ground in a way impossible for your valiant team (perhaps, your team of one)?

Compliance Champions are a great way to make all of this happen.

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