Does your business have Authentic Social Purpose? Society is now expecting better corporate behaviour. And companies are wanting to prove they are better. Unfortunately, it is hard to see if a company is genuine in their social purpose. This has led to terms such as “green washing”. Where everyone is saying the right things, but it is harder to see who follows through.
You're Time Poor and it's your Fault. That seems a bit harsh. But it is true. “Time is the most valuable thing that one can spend.” Theophrastus. Do you value your time, or do you give it away for free? Be it at work, home or in between. And if you are giving it all away, how can you expect to have any left?
I am a big fan of internal controls and they are imperative to any organisation, big or small. They protect your organisation’s assets, including your most valuable asset, your employees. Recent statistics point to 'insiders' being responsible for over half of reported frauds. In my experience with internal fraud it is not always malicious or planned at the outset. Often the individual involved had every intention of paying the funds back. From that point of view, it is often a trusted, longer term employee.