How to Lead the Multigenerational Team

How to Lead the Multigenerational Team

According to Jeremy Clopton, if you are asking yourself how to deal with millennials or what to do with baby boomers in the workplace, you are asking the wrong questions. “The worst thing you can possibly do is say how do I manage 'the millennials,'” Clopton said. “You don’t have a millennial or a boomer; you have an employee.”

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Student Volunteer Shares Her Experience at the ACFE Global Fraud Conference

Student Volunteer Shares Her Experience at the ACFE Global Fraud Conference

I eagerly anticipated my second ACFE Global Fraud Conference, knowing this one would be different because this year I'd be attending as a student representative. When we finally landed in Nashville, Tennessee, home of country music venues including the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium, I was met by bands rocking every bar on the Honky Tonk Highway (Broadway Street) and hapless bachelorettes staggering from bar to bar or pedaling down the street on “Nashville’s #1 Party Bikes!” Nashville was definitely hopping and as I observed the debauchery I had to ponder: was this preparing me for a taste of my next four years of college life?

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Paving the Path to Truth

Paving the Path to Truth

Andrew Price and Lisa Chafin’s breakout session, “Building the Perfect Investigations Team to Find, Eliminate and Remediate Misconduct” kicked off with a two-minute therapy session. Price requested that those in the room turn to their neighbor and share a few pain points they’ve encountered when working on an investigative team. As the room grew louder and as voices grew more animated, Price commented, “It sounds like we’ve got a lot of pain in this room.”

After hearing some of the points — unclear objectives, misaligned priorities, personal conflict — Price and Chafin outlined five key elements of an effective cross-functional investigations team.

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First-Ever Women’s Panel: Sayonara Old School Gender Roles

First-Ever Women’s Panel: Sayonara Old School Gender Roles

Thick skin and confidence. Those are just two of the skills the first-ever women’s panel offered female anti-fraud professionals during yesterday’s session at the ACFE Global Fraud Conference. Cynthia Cooper, CFE, CEO of Cooper Group, moderated a panel of five women representing public, private, government and corporate worlds. 

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It’s a Performance, Not a Conversation: Capitalizing on Media Attention

It’s a Performance, Not a Conversation: Capitalizing on Media Attention

Fraud examiners are frequently asked to conduct interviews, pilfer through written and online data, and sometimes give expert testimony. They are rarely asked to give a short media performance. Although a performance is exactly what anti-fraud professionals need to do when working with the media, according to Katherine McLane, founding partner of The Mach 1 Group in Austin, Texas. “A good interview is never a conversation; it is a performance,” McLane said. “It takes time and skill and training to master the art.” 

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