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Read the latest perspectives on all things ethics and compliance from LRN's own thought leaders.

  • How One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies Launched an Ethics & Compliance Program Based on Values, not Rules

    How One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies Launched an Ethics & Compliance Program Based on Values, not Rules

    Pacific Dental Services® (PDS®), one of the leading dental support organizations in the U.S., has been growing rapidly in recent years, adding 80 supported offices per year..

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  • Using Reasoned Action to Change Beliefs & Behavior

    Using Reasoned Action to Change Beliefs & Behavior

    As my colleague Dov Seidman says, in our hyperconnected and interdependent world, behavior – all the ways we communicate, govern, operate, relate and make decisions – can be competitive advantage...

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  • 3 Resources: How to Operationalize Ethics & Compliance Programs into Business Operations

    3 Resources: How to Operationalize Ethics & Compliance Programs into Business Operations

    Here are three resources where organizations can learn how to take the reins and operationalize ethics and compliance training into their own business operations.

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  • Pregnancy Discrimination: Is Your Organization Prepared?

    Pregnancy Discrimination: Is Your Organization Prepared?

    Recent headlines and chronicles of widespread discrimination against pregnant women in the workforce bring to light stories of inequitable treatment during pregnancy that is rarely talked about but...

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  • Corporate Apologies and What Starbucks is Doing Well

    Corporate Apologies and What Starbucks is Doing Well

    There is no shortage of corporate apologies these days, but few as authentic and productive as Starbucks in responding to their latest corporate scandal. I believe corporations and individuals...

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  • Laying Bricks or Building Cathedrals

    Laying Bricks or Building Cathedrals

    It’s become increasingly rare to find a company that doesn’t measure employee engagement. The result, which usually comes down to a combination of how loyal an employee is to their organization...

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  • Make a Conscious Change to Battle Unconscious Biases

    Make a Conscious Change to Battle Unconscious Biases

    Over the past few weeks, the aftermath of the “Incident at Starbucks” has had a catalyzing effect on the organization, which prompted it to publicly recommit to its core values, its social...

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  • Training Alone Will Not Shift Behavior – My Presentation at SCCE

    Training Alone Will Not Shift Behavior – My Presentation at SCCE

    I had the distinct honor of opening SCCE’s San Francisco Compliance & Ethics Forum on May 18th with a session entitled #SHIFT Happened. My presentation showcased the trends and enhancements in...

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  • New York Companies Will Have to Provide Anti-Sexual Harassment Training: What Kind of Training Will Really Work?

    New York Companies Will Have to Provide Anti-Sexual Harassment Training: What Kind of Training Will Really Work?

    New York City and New York State legislation will require companies, even very small ones, to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees. This probably has a lot of business...

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  • Helping others succeed: Gratitude for the Bank that taught me the HOW of Flourishing

    Helping others succeed: Gratitude for the Bank that taught me the HOW of Flourishing

    I worked at BMO Financial Group, Canada’s oldest bank and one of the top 10 largest financial institutions in North America, for more than 13 years before I came to LRN in 2016. The more I get to...

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  • Is Your Ethical Culture on Auto-Pilot?

    Is Your Ethical Culture on Auto-Pilot?

    At the ECI’s Annual Impact Conference in Baltimore, LRN led a discussion with two eminent ethics officers on 10 practical ways to operationalize an ethics and compliance (E&C) program. Too many...

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  • FCPA COMPLIANCE REPORT-EPISODE 382, SUSAN DIVERS ON LRN’S 2018 PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS REPORT

    FCPA COMPLIANCE REPORT-EPISODE 382, SUSAN DIVERS ON LRN’S 2018 PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS REPORT

    Recorded on April 17, 2018 In this episode Susan Divers, Senior Advisor at LRN, returns to talk about LRN’s 2018 Program Effectiveness Report, which demonstrates that programs focused on values...

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  • How and Why Leaders Should Create Transparent Cultures

    How and Why Leaders Should Create Transparent Cultures

    This is excerpted from an article originally published by The Anti-Corruption Report on May 2, 2018. Transparency in an organization can be a critical “early-warning system” for compliance...

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  • Know Your Character

    Know Your Character

    In LRN’s recently released report on the State of Moral Leadership in Business, a clear portrait appears of the kind of leader that will thrive in the context of today’s hyper-transparent and...

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  • LRN Findings in Forbes: “How to Deliver Moral Leadership to Employees”

    LRN Findings in Forbes: “How to Deliver Moral Leadership to Employees”

    As an executive coach and author John Baldoni writes in this April 12, 2018 article in Forbes, “Americans have looked to clergy for moral guidance. People desiring moral clarity seek comfort in...

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  • When the Elephant in the Room Goes on a Rampage: Empowered Misconduct and Its Consequences

    When the Elephant in the Room Goes on a Rampage: Empowered Misconduct and Its Consequences

    It’s always tempting when the latest full-scale ethics scandal unfolds in the media to apply 20-20 hindsight and wonder how it was that the organization’s board, leaders, Legal, HR and other...

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  • Dov Seidman quoted in NYT Opinion by Thomas Friedman: “How Mark Zuckerberg Can Save Facebook — and Us.”

    Dov Seidman quoted in NYT Opinion by Thomas Friedman: “How Mark Zuckerberg Can Save Facebook — and Us.”

    As Tom Friedman writes in his March 27, 2018 opinion column, we’ve entered the second inning of one of the world’s great technological leaps, the implications of which we’re just beginning to...

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  • Does your Ethics & Compliance Program Impact Business Decisions and Employee Behavior?

    Does your Ethics & Compliance Program Impact Business Decisions and Employee Behavior?

    In the wake of the numerous and disturbing sexual harassment scandals that spawned the #metoo movement, it’s fair to wonder how effective ethics & compliance programs really are, despite the...

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  • Board Accountability and the Importance of Leading with Principles–LRN Podcast with Tom Fox

    Board Accountability and the Importance of Leading with Principles–LRN Podcast with Tom Fox

    In the recent string of corporate scandals, the first question that’s raised is, “Where was the board?” In this Across the Board podcast with Tom Fox, we explore what it means for a board to be...

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  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Training Needs to Start with This…

    Anti-Sexual Harassment Training Needs to Start with This…

    Effective anti-harassment training programs focus on two main elements: They establish a single ethical standard of behavior across all levels of a company, and They examine the intent and...

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