Having established global compliance and ethics functions and implemented programs at two multinational companies with a combined total workforce of more than 150,000, and having networked with hundreds of my peers in other companies, I’m often asked what I would have done differently in my jobs or to summarize my most valuable lessons learned. Aside from the obvious truth that we never stop learning in this fascinating and rapidly evolving profession, some critical areas do come to mind that, in hindsight, would benefit from a strong early focus and strategic planning on the part of those accountable for their company’s ...