Staying Complaint as Compliance Moves Out of the Office

N2Growth Blog

Thanks at least in part to the banking scandals over the past few years, Reuters has recently reported that bank compliance teams are increasingly scrutinizing outside the office activities like social outings to bars and the like. By Patricia Lenkov , Chair, Executive Search, N2growth.

Compliance With Laws Isn’t Ethical Leadership (There’s More)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Beyond Compliance I have intentionally avoided using the C-word (Compliance) in most of my posts, and I decided that it was time to explain why. In this post I'll explain why laws are not enough, and why complying with laws does not mean that we are leading ethically. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization complexity complexity in leadership ethical ethical leadership ethics leading ethically

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Leadership Power: Grabbed or Granted?

Kevin Eikenberry

Building Relationships Influence Leadership Learning compliance power It is hard to deny the connection between leadership and power. Depending on your experience and perspective, one or more likely came to mind when you read those two words together.

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Building Enduring Engagement

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Value Creation Workplace Issues [link] Most organizations and their leaders now accept that simple worker compliance is insufficient for achieving operational excellence and long-term success.

Understanding HR – Basics for Managers

Survive Your Promotion

Compliance – As I mentioned in the first paragraph, there are all sorts of laws that apply to companies the employ and pay workers. General Tools Uncategorized Benefits Compensation Compliance Getting Started HR management New Manager Termination As a manager, unless you are working in a very tiny company you will most likely have access to an HR department to handle some of the back-end paperwork for your team.

What We Need: Compassionate Compliance


Compliance stems from our need to ensure certainty, reduce variability and adhere to a certain structure or model. Compliance may be explicit (e.g. Compliance is good because it helps us stay creative, allows us to be a part of community and gives us a direction.

How to Control Your Control Freak

Leadership Freak

Anything less than compliance offends control freaks. Control freaks are bullies even when they smile. You’re a control freak if you: Believe perfectionism is the same as excellence. Get irritated when people don’t adapt to you. Possess irritating tenacity. Know better and can do better than others. Nitpick and intervene. Monopolize conversations and interrupt. Get […].

GC20: Gamification at Work: How to Succeed in a Corporate Setting | with Mario Herger

Engaging Leader

Mario also leads the Austrian Innovation Center Silicon Valley (AICSV), which he co-founded in 2013. Mario Herger is co-author of Gamification at Work: Designing Engaging Business Software. He is founder and partner of, launched in October 2011.

Assessments and the Law

Chart Your Course

This is why it is so important to be partnered with an assessment provider that is compliant and has dedicated resources to maintaining its compliance. Proof of the ongoing concentration on compliance from an assessment provider is required.

Leading through Long Term Influence

Great Leadership By Dan

It is important to note that soft tactics tend to provide more lasting change because they create an emotion of support versus compliance by the person being influenced.

Complimentary Resource – Putting Employee Safety First Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Strategy Driven

Complimentary Resource – Compliance Management in Environment, Health & Safety. Complimentary Resources business management complimentary whitepaper employee safety osha osha compliance Staples Facility Solutions strategydriven

The Case for Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

However, compliance without a development mandate can translate into minimal improvement. Guest post by Ken Kuzia: How do you get managers to buy into the fact that they need development? I posed this question to a group of professionals who mentor managers. Here’s what they said.

The Wisdom of Embracing (Unacceptable) Wisdom


When the Italian government announced that all villages with fewer than 1000 residents would be forced to merge with nearby villages to save money, they expected compliance. Mayor Luca Sellari did not see compliance as necessary.

A tweet, a blog post, and a profound teaching

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Otherwise at best, they get compliance. What’s the best length for a blog post? Mine are usually between 500 to 800 words. However, through the discipline of writing tweets, I have discovered that it is quite possible to communicate an important concept in 160 characters or less.

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The Surprising Thing Not to Do When People Resist Change

Change Starts Here

Compliance is not the same as commitment. Forcing compliance is a last resort with at best short-term gain. It can be frustrating when people resist the change you are implementing.

Guest Blogger Kelly Gregorio - It’s Time For a Change: Reworking Failing Policies That You Put into Place


Not only will this move provide you with valuable input, but it also greatens your chances of employee compliance. As the leader of your team, you are likely the person to craft and set policies in place.

Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice 27 – Performance Measures and Thresholds Aligned with Regulatory Standards

Strategy Driven

Performance measures dedicated to monitoring compliance with regulatory requirements and possessing thresholds tailored to ensuring timely, preemptive corrective actions prevent noncompliance, provide regulatory margin, and minimize management distraction.


Risk Management Best Practice 5 – Ongoing Risk Monitoring

Strategy Driven

To help monitor and manage these risks, most organizations employ groups providing performance and compliance risk assurance so that significantly adverse consequences are avoided. Every organization is challenged by risks manifest through its many different day-to-day operations.

20 Signs of Leadership Indifference


They will go by the books and push compliance at the cost of motivation. One of my consistent observation is: “ Indifference is the enemy of great leadership. Indifferent leaders make a statement, “I don’t care” through their thoughts, words and actions.

StrategyDriven Enterprises Extends its Advisory Services into the Healthcare Industry, Partners with Artower Advisory Services

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises, LLC and Artower Advisory Services announced a partnership that will expand the regulatory compliance services of both companies.

The Big Picture of Business – Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 4 of 4

Strategy Driven

Protection of the overall organization, compliance standards in the organization. Thinking Through the Strategies. Crisis management is so much more than handling of the media. A major oil company had a plant explosion and proceeded to do a good job of communicating afterwards.

In 100 Words: Climbing Molehills Without Sweating


Story Reference : Compliance Isn’t Good Enough: Building Buy-In Through Trust at The Build Network. In one of the episodes of American television sitcom “I Love Lucy” Ricky comes home and finds his wife crawling on hands and knees in a determined search for lost earrings.

StrategyDriven Enterprises Extends its Energy Advisory Services, Partners with NTE Solutions

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises, LLC and NTE Solutions partner to provide energy industry executives and managers with asset lifecycle management and regulatory compliance advisory services. Risk management and compliance.

Complimentary Resource – How To Offer Health Benefits to Your Employees at No Cost to Your Business

Strategy Driven

Complimentary Resource – Compliance Management in Environment, Health & Safety. Complimentary Resource – Summer 2013 Mood Tracker Report: Empowering Employees to Improve Performance. How To Offer Health Benefits to Your Employees at No Cost to Your Business.

Social Media Compliance Isn't Fun, But It's Necessary

Harvard Business Review

Go to LinkedIn and do a search for people currently employed by your enterprise," says social compliance strategist and financial industry veteran Mike Langford. without any compliance process or technology in place.". The good news is that implementing an effective social media compliance process isn't rocket science. By the end of 2013, Gartner research estimates half of all companies will have to produce social media records for e-discovery.

Do KRA’s and Rewards Help in Quality?


Every approach to motivate people will have downsides – and the downside of “performance based rewards OR rewards based performance” is that it only generates dispassionate compliance to established performance standards. When kids don’t comply to your instructions, you tell them, “Do it and you will get a surprise gift.” Some parents I know use scoring system (with negative marking) to keep kids focused on living within the rules. Each time they comply, they get certain points.

Complimentary Resource – Six Ways to Dial in Your Talent Strategy

Strategy Driven

What’s the difference between a compliance-driven HR organization and a business-integrated HR organization? Six Ways to Dial in Your Talent Strategy. by SuccessFactors. Learn the six steps to creating a business case for talent.

The Success Delusion

Marshall Goldsmith

A child can see the difference between commitment and compliance. Why It Can Be So Hard for Successful Leaders to Change. Any human, in fact, any animal will tend to repeat behavior that is followed by positive reinforcement. The more successful we become, the more positive reinforcement we get – and the more likely we are to experience the success delusion: I behave this way. I am successful. Therefore, I must be successful because I behave this way. Wrong!

What's Your Style?

My Own Coach

In case you haven''t come across them, here are Goleman''s six leadership styles, along with a brief analysis of the effects of each style: COERCIVE The leader who uses this style is intent on obtaining immediate compliance from employees.

How Ethical a Change Leader Are You?

Lead Change Blog

In November 2013, I participated in a national survey run by the CMI and MoralDNA to assess the personal ethical values of a range of professional leaders and managers. I try to make good decisions based on my intellect, as well as empathy and compliance with the law. My most recent cultural change assignment finished successfully on Monday, 19 August 2019.

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Hack-Proof Your Company's Social Media

Harvard Business Review

Structured training on security and compliance issues, as well as on more advanced themes like using social media to sell to clients and improve internal workflows, is critical. On Monday, Feb. 18, Burger King woke up to one whopper of a social media problem.

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A Business Model for Bangladesh

Harvard Business Review

This has made it increasingly hard, if not impossible, for a global retailer to ensure compliance with standards. The need to improve supply chain compliance does not come from moral arguments alone; the business consequences are also increasingly unescapable.

The Downside of Health Care Job Growth

Harvard Business Review

Unfortunately, health care as an industry continues hiring far faster than demand is growing, adding 119,000 new workers in the first half of 2013, for example, with little increase in patient volume.

Research: Your Firm Probably Isn't an Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard Business Review

Anyone who has hiring responsibilities in 2013 would like to think that the U.S. is tackling diversity head-on. But how far have American companies really come? We have been examining what has happened to equal opportunity in the private sector since the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

A Framework for Reducing Suffering in Health Care

Harvard Business Review

Compliance rates may be said to “suffer,” but not patients. Lee’s essay “The Word that Shall Not Be Spoken” in the November 7, 2013 New England Journal of Medicine.). Patients suffer — predictably and so obviously that they bring clichés to life. They wince with pain.

Unify Your Global Company Through a Common Language

Harvard Business Review

Would you communicate with your compliance department that way? out of a possible 990 in February 2013. One of the biggest challenges facing any company in global expansion mode is how to maintain swift and sure communication.

Avoiding the Schizophrenic IT Organization

Harvard Business Review

One side is focused on running global-infrastructure and implementing big-system-application programs over three to five years, where the emphasis is on compliance, security, reliability, and effective 24/7 operations.

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Are You Really Ready for an Acquisition?

Harvard Business Review

Predictions are that 2013 will be even more active as companies that have stockpiled cash look to invest in new growth opportunities. In the absence of a clear decision from above, product managers and caregivers all made their own choices, which led to quality and compliance problems.

Negotiation Strategies for Doctors — and Hospitals

Harvard Business Review

Over the past four decades, social psychologists, behavioral economists, and negotiation theorists have catalogued a wide variety of ways in which information can be communicated more effectively to nudge others towards collaboration and compliance.

Corporate Reporting Needs a Reboot

Harvard Business Review

Corporate reporting today emphasizes compliance, boilerplate and legalese. Many see reporting as a compliance issue — if it''s not legislated, then don''t bother.

The Other Women's Movement: Factory Workers in the Developing World

Harvard Business Review

In the corporate arena, compliance systems need to be revised through the lens of gender. Currently, compliance codes tend to be gender neutral, and most auditors are men.

Liberating Patients from Mechanical Ventilation Sooner

Harvard Business Review

We should note that we did not collect patient outcomes data — this project was designed only to improve our compliance with the SAT and SBT protocols, which have been proven to be beneficial.

Which Behaviors Must Leaders Avoid?

Harvard Business Review

What is perceived as fear-based motivation, belittlement, or power play can yield real short-term compliance from others. If you want to empower, engage, or motivate others, don''t just focus on increasing your positive behaviors. Pay attention to what you need to stop doing as well. Because people remember the bad more than the good. To quote from a previous HBR article, How to Play to Your Strengths , "Multiple studies have shown that people pay keen attention to negative information.