My Compliance Library

Richard Bistrong checks in with occasional reviews on books he thinks would be helpful for compliance practitioners.


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My Compliance Library: ‘To Be Honest’ a roadmap to address organizational disunity

2021-06-04T15:18:00+01:00By

Ron Carucci’s book “To Be Honest” enables everyone in an organization to build “honesty as a muscle” and to operationalize aspirational goals and principles into an individual and group ethical capacity.

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My Compliance Library: ‘Can You Hear Me?’ a guide for virtual connections

2021-01-27T18:40:00+00:00By

You might not have thought you needed it, but Nick Morgan’s “Can You Hear Me?” provides some valuable advice for getting the most out of your daily virtual meetings and conversations.

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My Compliance Library: ‘Gloom to Boom’ a guide for turning risk into opportunity

2020-06-25T17:12:00+01:00By

CW contributor Richard Bistrong shares his thoughts on Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc’s book within the context of the DOJ’s most recent compliance guidance and the turbulent times in which we are currently living.

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My Compliance Library: ‘Crude Intentions’ gets at the why of compliance

2020-04-13T20:40:00+01:00By

A reading of “Crude Intentions” can go a long way toward educating those who work in high-risk regions as to the ramification of their misguided decisions.

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My Compliance Library: ‘Crisis of Conscience’ explores whistleblower culture

2020-01-13T18:31:00+00:00By

The latest installment of My Compliance Library examines “Crisis of Conscience,” a wide-ranging look at whistleblowers and the toxic cultures that lead to their critical role in enacting change.

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‘The Culture Map’ reminds CCOs context is everything

2019-09-27T15:06:00+01:00By

In his latest book review, Richard Bistrong explores Erin Meyer’s look at how global messages and programs need to be developed and understood on a country-by-country basis, as well as asking several compliance professionals their thoughts.

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My Compliance Library: Embedding nature and care into CCO job

2019-05-21T19:17:00+01:00By

In his latest book review, Richard Bistrong explores Paul J. Zak’s theory on how building relationships with colleagues and keeping communications honest and vulnerable is key to establishing a high-performing company.

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My Compliance Library: How to create a ‘Fearless Organization’

2019-03-13T14:55:00+00:00By

Richard Bistrong explains how Amy C. Edmondson’s book on organizational health relies on the idea that employees are not governed by fear, but rather empowered by a safe environment that embraces honesty and candor.

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My Compliance Library: Compliance lessons of fusing brand and culture

2018-09-05T10:00:00+01:00By

Richard Bistrong takes an in-depth look at Denise Lee Yohn’s, “Fusion, How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies,” which offers organizations a model for merging internal values with external branding and guides the compliance function in linking stated values to operations.

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My Compliance Library: 'China's Crony Capitalism'

2018-04-03T10:15:00+01:00By

In China’s Crony Capitalism, we see a system that is endemically corrupt and nearly impossible to reform. Richard Bistrong explores the 2016 novel by Minxin Pei.

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My Compliance Library: Latest books show the way to better ethical decision making

2018-02-06T15:15:00+00:00By

Workplace pressures can challenge even the most ethically stalwart, so how can we better frame tough ethical dilemmas and better see when we’re compromising our own values?

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My Compliance Library: Is it time for an incentive mine sweep?

2016-12-06T12:30:00+00:00By

Richard Bistrong and Marc Hodak discuss pay-for-performance and its role in corporate ethics and compliance policies.