Corporate Governance

Visionaries v. Leaders: Who Does Your Organization Need Most?

Visionaries v. Leaders: Who Does Your Organization Need Most?

Is there a difference between a visionary and a leader in an organization? If you posed the question to a C-suite professional who’s led by a so-called “visionary leader,” they might say that a visionary and a leader are one in the same; any individual can exhibit both qualities. While …

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The Executive’s Guide to Succession Planning

The Executive's Guide to Succession Planning

“A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” – Brian Tracy From Brian Tracy to Tony Robbins to Napoleon Hill, nearly every great personal-development coach will tell you that the most successful individuals rise in life due to their outstanding propensity …

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Where Does Your Ethical Compass Point?

Where Does Your Ethical Compass Point?

A common misconception is that businesses must be cut-throat to be competitive or uncaring in order to succeed. In reality, there is reason to believe that companies that give up their business ethics for short-term success ultimately pay a higher price in the long-term. Take Wachovia, for instance: Once a …

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The CFPB issues new policy guidance on credit reporting and dispute resolution

The CFPB issues new policy guidance on credit reporting and dispute resolution

On April 1, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) issued a non-binding general policy statement (“Policy Statement”) regarding the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Regulation V in light of the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CFPB’s Policy Statement highlights …

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FAQs and notice requirements under the FFCRA

FAQs and notice requirements under the FFCRA

In support of its ongoing effort to facilitate understanding of and compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has recently issued a set of questions and answers to provide compliance assistance to employers and employees …

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Employers and the CCPA

Employers and the CCPA

Unless a California employer has been hiding under a rock, chances are that the company is aware of the impending California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Signed into law in June 2018 as a quickly-enacted compromise to prevent an even stricter initiative from appearing on the ballot, the CCPA is the …

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The hot trend in legal agreements: Weinstein clauses

The #MeToo movement has triggered a sea of change with regard to sexual harassment in the workplace, including a new trend in legal agreements.    Dubbed the “Weinstein clause,” the new addition to the standard roster of representations and warranties in a sales agreement focuses on a company’s knowledge or …

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Seven Elements of Effective Governance for Small to Medium Businesses

Simply put, corporate governance is the framework under which an organization operates — in essence, it is a toolkit that enables management and the board to deal more effectively with the challenges of running a company. Corporate governance, among other things, ensures that businesses meet legal and regulatory requirements, ethical …

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