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In recent years, bank regulators have looked to behavioral science to better assess conduct norms, propensities and risks among firms.

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Leading with Purposeful Intent: Leveraging the Hidden Relationship between Competition and Leadership

by Brian R. Spisak


Mar 23, 2023

In this fascinating article, Brian Spisak, a Research Associate at Harvard’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, looks at leadership through the lens of "niche construction" — a biological process by which an organism alters its own environment. Spisak argues that current attention to how business impacts social concerns indicates that society is returning to a more group-level, communalistic mindset. If that is true, then leaders must be proactive in adopting pro-social behaviors.

The 2022 Compendium is available now!

Now in its 5th year, Starling's Compendium features over 60 contributors from across the industry as well as detailed analysis of the latest trends in culture & conduct risk supervision.

Experts Discuss How to Foster Ethical Conduct Through Psychological Safety

by Starling Insights


Jun 30, 2022

In a recent piece published in the MIT Sloan Management Review, Novartis's Antoine Ferrère, Chris Rider, and Baiba Renerte, alongside Harvard Business School Professor and Starling Advisor Amy Edmondson, compared the perceptions of those who speak up about misconduct to those of “silent bystanders."