4 Tips for Entrepreneurs (or Anyone) to Climb out of the Political Hole of Despair.
Formula One auto racing shows how risk controls are engineered into a winning strategy. Winning requires both engineering cars that reach high speeds with the right driver and investment on controls to manage the risks of high speed. Formula One drivers are allowed to push the car as fast as it can go without crashing due to risk controls. The car, driver and pit crew all play important roles in a strategy to win. What the pit crew needs to do is determined by identified risks and the engineering of the car. However, what the pit crew does is not an afterthought. The car is also engineered with the pit crew’s role in mind to manage risk.
In December 2015 self-balancing scooters (also known as “hoverboards”) became the hottest holiday gift of the year and also became famous for catching on fire. Safety risks can prevent the import of goods into the U.S., and thousands of hoverboards were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
ComplyEthic is nearly one year old, and in celebration it gets a fresh new face for the internet. I am very excited about the plans for the coming year, and this crisp, new site is part of that plan along with plans for new ways to help people in ethics, compliance and risk.
The big announcement is that I am now the producer and host of a new podcast called Masters of Disaster. The weekly podcast begins September 21 and features interviews with interesting people in risk, ethics and compliance. I also talk with professionals with perspectives on how compliance professionals can become more influential in their companies, better leaders, and healthier in high-stress jobs.
I hope you enjoy the podcast and find it helpful with ideas, inspiration and insight, and possibly, give you a little jolt of enthusiasm for your work. Sign-up here for e-mail alerts of new episodes.
After a year, I found increased gratitude for the people in my life. Whether they know it or not, each person had a hand in helping me get to this point. Thank you for your support, encouragement, collaboration, indulgence, mentorship, and lots of cups of coffee.
Leona Lewis, J.D.