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April 17, 2018

Raising The Bar & Closing The Gaps

To the many LinkedIn colleagues who have asked me about my company’s tag line, or motto. Here is the background and update. When I set up my consulting business I did it with the intent that I would stay with it as long as there are clients to work with. […]
May 17, 2019

The Power of Alignment

The term ‘alignment’ has been much used over the years and at times is taken entirely out of context. In this email, I want to discuss the power of alignment and invite you to take a short questionnaire. See how you stack up against your target objectives. We all want […]
November 7, 2018

Leverage Risk-Based Decision-Making for Planning and Performance

Successful organizations always operate with risk management in their sights, since their chief purpose in business is to achieve their objectives. How often do they refer to their risks as they make decisions on their plans? Sadly, the evidence indicates that it’s not as often as they should.  Here are […]
May 29, 2018

Patterns of Conduct Risk

April 24, 2018

Current Risk Management Not Meeting Expectations

February 28, 2018

How will you survive without Continual Adaptability?

The American Society for Quality (ASQ) defines Continuous Improvement as follows: A specific focus on linear, incremental improvement within an existing process. Some practitioners also associate continuous improvement more closely with statistical process control. It is this definition that causes me to more deeply examine, in the context of risk, compliance, digitization and business transformation, […]
February 20, 2018

Compliance is a Choice

The ’12 Golden Rules’ that reduce the risk in compliance decisions. Last week an old client called me.  He wanted to discuss a risk management framework we had implemented a number of years ago.  He wondered what would be the most effective approach for their transition to a Risk-Based Compliance […]
February 13, 2018

Webinar – False Starts With Transformation

January 15, 2018

Audit Vs Risk & Compliance

The SEC Chair, Mary Jo White, has questioned the capability of Audit Committees to take on all the responsibilities that are being asked of them.  I believe that many of the responsibilities of the Audit Committee don’t belong there; and more specifically, I don’t think the Audit Committee should have […]
January 15, 2018

2017: ‘Best in Class’ Operational Risk Management Comes of Age

Here are FIVE ways to step up and create value for your employees, customers, stakeholders and investors! And by the way . . . the regulators will like you too. Operational Risk Management (ORM) (or lack of it!) was largely blamed for the financial crisis, yet, nearly a decade later; many banks are still […]
January 15, 2018

Point of View: Operational Risk Management (ORM)

Risk professionals have been tripping over each other for the chance to model, quantify, aggregate, and report on credit and market risk. These two fields of risk are highly developed, theoretical, and computational, have long tails, and provide an opportunity to forecast future scenarios.  What happened to all the ORM professionals? They have […]
January 3, 2018

Creative Problem Solving – The NEW Skill

Today’s most needed new skill is ‘CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING’. I have news for you. THAT WAS ALWAYS A NECESSARY SKILL. As a business person, executive and consultant to large organizations, I’ve been a problem solver for over 35 years, and if it is one thing I have learned is that the skill […]
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