Lisa Ventura is the Practice Lead in the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) with the World Economic Forum, and this week’s guest. For over 6 years, she has worked with the Forum, focusing on business, human rights, and combining profit with purpose. She joins Vince Walden to discuss how the Forum deals with global corruption and promotes integrity.

The World Economic Forum is an international organization for private-public cooperation whose goal is to bring businesses, governments, and civil societies together to address a wide array of issues. PACI is a platform in the global anti-corruption arena that puts emphasis on public-private cooperation, responsible leadership, and technological advances. Their agenda is to leverage the tone from the top to change how companies operate and build a corporate culture of ethics and integrity.

There are four pillars of the agenda for business integrity: commitment to ethics and integrity beyond compliance; the strengthening of corporate culture and incentives to drive continuous learning and improvements; the leveraging of technologies to reduce the scope of corruption; and the supporting of collective action to increase scale and impact.

Global corruption levels are expected to rise as a result of the rising pressure caused by the pandemic. Lisa recommends appointing leaders who think of integrity as essential as a way to combat it.


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Agenda for Business Integrity –

Hacking Corruption in the digital era:

Welcome to the newest addition to the Compliance Podcast Network, Compliance and Coronavirus. As the Voice of Compliance, I wanted to start a podcast which will help to bring both clarity and sanity to the compliance practitioner and compliance profession during this worldwide health and healthcare crisis. In this episode, I am joined by Eden Gillott, President at Gillott Communications, a crisis communication boutique firm. Eden visits with us about some of the top issues in corporate communications during this time of the coronavirus health crisis. We also look at the economic dislocation and what companies need to be thinking about around their communications looking into business reopening’s and into Q3 and Q4, 2020.

For more information on Gillott Communications check out their website here. Eden also has some great resources for the business executive, legal professional and Board of Director in the following books:

A Business Owner’s Guide to Crisis PR

A Board Member’s Guide to Crisis PR

A Lawyer’s Guide to Crisis PR

Richard Lummis and Tom Fox begin a five-part series on leadership lessons from Theodore Roosevelt. We will look at lessons from Roosevelt’s early years in New York up to his cowboying days in Montana; the second phase of his public career, from NYC Police Commission to Assistant Secretary of the Navy, San Juan Hill and the Vice Presidency; his leadership from his Presidency; his life in the post-Presidency and the election of 1912 and we will end with leadership lessons from his post Bull Moose Party life, World War I and event surrounding his death. In this first episode, we consider the leadership lessons learned by Roosevelt from his parents, his sickly childhood, initial forays into public life, widowhood and cowboying in Montana.

Highlights of this podcast include:

Roosevelt’s parents, his upbringing, education and early book publishing. Roosevelt’s widowhood in his early 20s and his election to the New York State Assembly. From the Presidential election of 1884, up to his cowboying in Dakota. We conclude with three key leadership lessons, including 1. The beginning of his lifelong learning; 2. How he came to view merit, not privilege as the key to advancement, and 3. How hard work is required to be a great leader.


Doris Kearns Goodwin’s 10 Leadership Lessons from the White House

6 Leadership Hacks From The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

10 top Leadership Principles of Teddy Roosevelt

The Roosevelts: Eight presidential lessons in leadership

Lessons in Leadership from 100 years ago

Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership

10 Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Lessons

Ed Note-Welcome to a special encore presentation of Trekking Through Compliance. In this age of Covid-19, we can all use a little diversion and compliance. The entire Original Series will run over the next 79 days. 

In this episode of Trekking Through Compliance, we consider Where No Man Has Gone Before, which aired on September 22, 1966, Star Date 1312.4.

Story Synopsis

The Federation starship Enterprise is on an exploratory mission to leave the galaxy. En route, a damaged ship’s recorder of the SS Valiant, an Earth spaceship lost 200 years earlier, is found. Its record is incomplete, but it reveals that the Valiant had been swept from its path by a “magnetic space storm,” and that the crew had frantically searched for information about extra-sensory perception in the ship’s library computer. The recording ends with the captain of the Valiant apparently giving a self-destruct order.

Captain Kirk decides that they need to know what happened to the Valiant, and the Enterprise crosses the edge of the galaxy. There, it encounters a strange barrier which damages the ship’s systems and warp drive, forcing a retreat. At the same time, nine crew members are killed and both helmsman Gary Mitchell and ship’s psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Dehner are knocked unconscious by the barrier’s effect. When he awakens, Mitchell’s eyes glow silver, and he begins to display remarkable psychic powers.

Mitchell becomes increasingly arrogant and hostile toward the rest of the crew, declaring that he has become godlike, enforcing his desires with fearsome displays of telepathic and telekinetic power. Science Officer Spock comes to believe that the Valiant crew members may have experienced the same phenomenon and destroyed the ship to keep the power from spreading. He advises Kirk that Mitchell may have to be killed before his powers develop further, but Kirk angrily disagrees.

Alarmed that Mitchell may take over the Enterprise, Kirk decides to maroon him at an unmanned lithium-cracking facility on the remote planet of Delta Vega. Once there, the landing party tries to confine Mitchell, but his powers have become too great. He kills navigator Lt. Kelso and escapes by knocking out Kirk and Spock, taking with him Dr. Dehner, who has now developed similar powers.

Kirk follows and appeals to Dr. Dehner’s humanity for help. Before Mitchell can kill Kirk, the doctor attacks and weakens him. Mitchell fatally injures Dehner, but before he can recover from the effort, Kirk uses a phaser rifle to create a rock slide, killing Mitchell.

On the Enterprise, Kirk makes a log entry that both Dehner and Mitchell gave their lives “in performance of duty”. He explains to Spock that he wants his friend’s service record to end positively: “He didn’t ask for what happened to him.”

Compliance Takeaways:

  1. Your root cause analysis is different than an investigation.
  2. Compliance training should provide answers to employees when times of high stress arise.
  3. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Internal controls are the key.


Excruciatingly Detailed Plot Summary by Eric W. Weisstein for Where No Man Has Gone Before No Man Has Gone Before