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How to Worry About Your Company’s Reputation with Both Sides of Your Brain

By December 16, 2016 No Comments

Apologies in advance, as this may sound harsh: if you are worried about your organization’s reputational risk profile but are not also worried about the level of talent and training in your compliance department – then you aren’t worrying enough.

Why am I on this soapbox today? Because two noted GRC experts have just published the results of several years of research and analysis of reputational risk and have concluded that it should be treated like a strategic risk – and therefore must be managed throughout the organization and not as a “silo” function.

As an executive recruiter specializing in compliance officers, I know their conclusion points to the need for compliance professionals who not only are highly trained practitioners but who also qualify as strategic visionaries who can lead the entire organization in creating a culture of compliance.

I think you’ll come to the same conclusion when you read this new book, and you’ll also be inspired to engage both sides of your brain, which is always a good thing. Understanding Reputation Risk: The Qualitative and Quantitative Imperative is the new book that’s got me all stirred up, and I’m delighted to share it with you today as a free download.

understanding-rep-riskI know you’re busy, so feel free to save it and bookmark it for later enjoyment. This book isn’t a brisk walk – it’s more of a leisurely stroll, so you’ll want to set aside time to absorb the authors’ arguments.

Andrea Bonime-Blanc and Leonard J. Ponzi are the brains behind this effort. Between the two of them lies a stack of academic degrees and several decades of experience. Bonime-Blanc is a governance, legal, ethics and corporate responsibility practitioner (She holds a JD and PhD and is the “qualitative” type). Co-author Ponzi has a PhD in information science with an interest in statistics and data modeling. He’s considered a pioneer in corporate reputation measurement and is the “quantitative” member of the duo.

What brought them together, they told me recently, was their passion for understanding reputation and reputation risk from various angles and through very different lenses.

Corporate Compliance Insights regularly publishes the works of noted experts in GRC, and this book is our final volume for 2016. It’s a notable achievement by its authors, and I’m proud to publish it and share it with you today.

Once again, here’s the link to download it. And if you plan to curl up by the fire over the holidays and enjoy additional reading relating to compliance, governance and risk, be sure to visit CCI’s free library of eBooks and whitepapers.

Happy reading and happy holidays from all of us at Corporate Compliance Insights and Conselium Executive Search.


Maurice GilbertMaurice Gilbert is Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search, which specializes in placing Compliance Officers and Legal Counsel for clients in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Maurice is also CEO of Corporate Compliance Insights, a worldwide publication devoted to governance, risk and compliance issues. Maurice can be reached at maurice@conselium.com or maurice@corporatecomplianceinsights.com.

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