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How performance drives risk management
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Do you think enterprise risk management is on life support? Well, for many organizations it is. But for those astute leaders who have come to learn that success is affected most often by risk and the way in which risks are managed, the risk management discipline has a new life. More



When reporting on risk to the board, skip the PowerPoint
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Fifty years ago in Washington D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. departed from his prepared remarks and delivered a speech that left an indelible mark on the American conscience. No PowerPoint. No technology — just imagery and cadence. He watched his audience, not a screen. In an age where so many of us rely on technology and PowerPoint presentations, the most effective communicators understand that to persuasively present ideas, you have to understand your audience and react to signals sent to the presenter in real time. One of the challenges compliance officers will face this year is communication — providing the board of directors with the information they need about the company's compliance program — and they will need to know how to pay attention to people instead of a slide. More

How not firing employees can get you into legal trouble
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Nobody likes firing people. But sometimes, the gyrations managers go through just to avoid the uncomfortable termination confrontation can jump back and bite you. The following are a few of the less overt firing mistakes companies commonly make. More

Reduce Your Electrical Safety Risk

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New year, old risks: 10 questions every CIO should ask in 2013
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Once upon a time, information risk management wasn't that difficult. Write up a standard policy, train employees and the rest would take care of itself. But information risk is more complex in 2013. New technologies such as mobile devices, social media and cloud computing magnify the impact and likelihood of risks companies already assess as beyond acceptable (and manageable) levels. More

Business preparedness lessons learned from 2012 disasters
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Last year, small businesses owners across the nation faced challenges with regards to recovering from economic losses caused by disasters like Hurricane Sandy, tornadoes, and the drought that affected much of the continental United States. All told, 11 disasters in 2012 caused $1 billion or more in damages, according to U.S. Small Business Administration officials. There's much to learn from the rebuilding efforts of businesses in areas struck by disasters in 2012. More



The 2 faces of US economic prospects
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An interesting mix of factors at this point in time seems to be generating a "two-faced" outlook, if you will, for the U.S. economy. On the one hand, one collaborative outlook predicts that by the second half of 2013, the country should start to witness decent — if not strong — economic growth. However, on the other, a different survey of 3,200 business leaders from 44 nations indicates that optimism is in retreat — with U.S. business leaders in particular souring on the economic prospects for our nation. So the question before us, then, is which "face" will the U.S. economy eventually display? More

5 fatal ways brands overshare on social media
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Social media is, by definition, social: a "pleasant companionship with friends and associates," according to Merriam-Webster. It's also a platform built on give-and-take. To maintain an online relationship, even one involving a consumer and a business (whether it be a consumer brand, an ad agency, or a B2B service company), executives have to strike a delicate balance between authenticity and excess. It isn't easy to do. More

Are today's business leaders too afraid of risk?
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During this year's TIME Davos panel "Leading through Adversity," TIME International editor Jim Frederick asked some of the world's biggest players in the global economy a simple question: Are leaders too risk-averse in their efforts to bring the economy back on track? Indeed, political gridlock has been gripping economies from the U.S. to Germany to China, making uncertainty a defining theme of this year's Davos chatter. Aside from political risks abroad, corporate executives have taken a lot of heat for using uncertainty about taxes and regulation back home as an excuse to put off investing in jobs and growth. More

Opportunities abound for insurers as need for energy sources increases
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Nations of the world will need to come to grips with climate change and seek ways to cut carbon emissions while fulfilling the growing need for energy consumption — all of which spells growth opportunities for insurers, a new report says. More


 

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