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Speaking Up & Speaking Out

Regulators are prioritizing firm cultures marked by psychological safety, with a view to creating conditions that promote ‘speak up’ behaviors among staff who witness questionable acts and decision-making. Firms failing in this will contend with employees increasingly ready to ‘speak out’ – externally – when speaking up internally appears unwelcome or untenable.

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Why Smart Leaders Make Intelligent Failures

by Starling Insights


Aug 28, 2023

ICYMI: In an article last month, Jeffrey Cohn, host of the Imperfect Leaders podcast, details lessons from his interview with Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson. He explains how leaders can cultivate psychological safety, and why it should inspire intelligent risk-taking.

The 2023 Compendium is available now!

Now in its 6th year, Starling's Compendium features over 40 contributors from across the industry as well as detailed analysis of the latest trends in culture & conduct risk supervision.

SEC Awards a Record $279 Million to Whistleblower

by Starling Insights


May 15, 2023

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced a record-breaking award of almost $279 million to an unidentified whistleblower for providing information that led to a successful enforcement action by the regulator and two related fines by other agencies.