August 2017 Blog Posts (30)

Succession Planning is Important. It is more Important to get it Right.

Among the many epithets that have been part of organizational lore is that invaluable one from Peter Drucker, of change being the only constant. We heard this adage decades back, but it is worth repeating many times over, because the truth behind this dictum is not likely to change.

When organizations know that change is a certainty about any aspect of their business; it makes sense to keep in mind that leadership…


Added by TrainHR on August 30, 2017 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Making the Job Interview More Effective

Ask an HR professional which the most important tool for selecting a candidate is, and the pre-employment interview is likely to emerge as the overwhelming answer. Few other means get close to the interview as a tool for helping an organization with the hiring. No other method…


Added by TrainHR on August 29, 2017 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Resilience Smilience – It is just a platform

I have frequently talked about resilience as being one of the benefits of a great strategy and sound risk management. For example, here is a paper I wrote about…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 29, 2017 at 1:25am — No Comments

Why LinkedIn is an Indispensable Medium for Security Professionals

Dear Friends and Colleagues, please see and kindly consider sharing the link below to my first blog composed for LinkedIn on marketing for the security world (Homeland Security), Cybersecurity, and Emerging Tech). Thanks so much and best regards, Chuck 

Why LinkedIn is an Indispensable Medium for Security Professionals…


Added by Charles Brooks on August 28, 2017 at 3:03pm — No Comments




Added by Charles Brooks on August 28, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How to Achieve GDPR Cybersecurity Compliance with ERM Software

In less than 10 months, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the most important change in data privacy in 20 years, will take effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and…


Added by Steven Minsky on August 24, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Which Investment Option is Preferable: Mutual Funds or Fixed Deposits?

People these days are more into investing their funds than saving it. As investments help in replicating funds, which is not possible when it comes to savings. The interest that you earn on your investments is much higher compared to a savings account. Saving your surplus funds won’t benefit you as investing it would.

When it comes to investments there are two options which you can choose from: A High-risk…


Added by Aman Khanna on August 23, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Essence of Decision and the Cuban Missile Crisis

Recently I read Essence of Decision – Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis by Graham Allison and Philip Zelikow. I won’t tell a fib and say it is an easy read. Bits of it are. The…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 22, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

Fire Insurance – What Makes It Important?

No matter how cautious a business organisation runs, mishaps and accidents like fire happen. Due to its unpredictable nature, even places confirming to fire safety standards sometimes face heavy destructions in terms of loss of property and life. Fire insurance, therefore, becomes essential for your business.…


Added by Priyesh Pandey on August 19, 2017 at 8:32am — No Comments

Wells Fargo Auto Loan Scandal: The Saga Continues (Part 2)

The blows keep on coming for Wells Fargo. Within a year of their cross-selling scandal, two more scandals have risen to the top of news headlines.

In part one of this series, I set out to make…


Added by Steven Minsky on August 17, 2017 at 3:53pm — No Comments

An assumption that got me angry

Recently I was staying at a hotel for business on the mid-north coast of NSW. At breakfast, I noticed a group of women golfers sitting near me. They seemed like nice people.

The power of the hotel went out. Heading back to my room I stopped at reception to ask the best way to go. Two of the women were a few…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 15, 2017 at 1:45am — No Comments

marcus evans to Host the 4th Edition Leveraged Lending in the Shifting Regulatory Environment Conference on November 29-December 1, 2017 in New York, NY

marcus evans will host the 4th Edition Leveraged Lending in the Shifting Regulatory Environment Conference on November 29-December 1, 2017 in New York, NY. This interactive meeting will provide you with best strategies to optimize your leveraged lending strategies in the current competitive environment. Take away insights for risk appetite setting, funding and regulatory compliance to increase profitability of leveraged loans.

Walk Away with Practical,…


Added by Amanda Pink on August 11, 2017 at 6:09pm — No Comments

India's Demonetisation of Rs1000 and Rs500 denominations; Incremental Cash Flow into the Banking System

Dear Friends,

You may be aware that the Government of India demonetised the highest two denomination bills of INR1000/- and INR500/- on 8th November 2016. Whilst, the usage of demonetisation as a tool to fight corruption and money laundering is debatable, the Indian case study, as per a Reserve Bank of India memo released on 11th August 2017 mentions that an estimated INR2.8 to INR 4.3 Trillion flowed incrementally (money kept outside the banking system)…


Added by KANNAN SUBRAMANIAN RAMAKRISHNAN on August 11, 2017 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Hiring the Right People is at the Root of Building a Great Organization

Great people make great organizations. This is universally true, no matter what kind of business the organization does, and what its size. Having great people in organizations is like a sportsman having an optimum level of fitness. Just like how injuries or illnesses impede her ability to compete; the same…


Added by TrainHR on August 11, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Cultivating Your Strategic Thinking - Free book Download or pay $18,95 on Amazon

In his book, “The Wisdom Chronicles: Competing to Win”, Dr. Ted Marra made the point that the success of virtually all organizations comes down to the relentless focus on a vital few factors. The unfortunate truth is that most senior executives are clueless about what they are.

Dr. Marra agreed…


Added by Boris Agranovich on August 10, 2017 at 1:58pm — 1 Comment

The Endless “Born or Made” Debate about Leadership

Leadership, as we all know well, is the biggest factor in an organization. It is the most significant ingredient in an organization’s success or failure. An organization is known by its leadership ability, just as a nation, too, is known by it. Some organizations, like nations, have shown exemplary…


Added by TrainHR on August 10, 2017 at 11:47am — No Comments

Wells Fargo Data Breach: The Saga Continues (Part 1)

In a recent interview I had with business journalist L.A. Winokur regarding the Wells Fargo…


Added by Steven Minsky on August 9, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Best Practices for Dealing with Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is one of the most serious issues facing the American workforce. Workplace violence manifests itself in a multitude of ways. Threatening to carry out or carrying out an act of physical violence, intimidating, harassing or disrupting the activities of colleagues at the workplace come under…


Added by TrainHR on August 9, 2017 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Guarding against Ransomware

Ransomware is a malicious software that attacks the vital IT systems of organizations. Most ransomware attacks come in the form of normal mails, eliciting that the user open an attachment. When unsuspecting employees or individuals do so, the virus blocks their access to files in the system. The attackers unlock or release the access to the files only when the ransom, usually in the form of money, is transferred to their account through surreptitious means. Hence the name.



Added by TrainHR on August 8, 2017 at 11:49am — No Comments

Risk-ism and the Commonwealth Bank

Last week I wrote about Face-ism and that it takes us less than 200 milliseconds to form a judgement about someone just by viewing their face. A judgement that is likely to be wrong as our facial…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 8, 2017 at 1:29am — No Comments

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