Compliance into the Weeds is the only weekly podcast which takes a deep dive into a compliance related topic, literally going into the weeds to more fully explore a subject. In this episode, Matt Kelly (the coolest guy in compliance) and I take a deep dive into recent imbroglio involving (at least as of now) current Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam and the pictures involving Northam in blackface and KKK robes.

Some of the highlights include:

  • What is ethical leadership?
  • Why is Northam following the Trump playbook?
  • How and why employees take their cues around ethics from their leaders?
  • Why are employees looking to work for companies with a culture of accountability?
  • Why should the CCO have an ethical role in an organization?

For additional reading see Matt’s blog post Northam and Ethical Accountability in Radical Compliance.

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