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Tone at the TopTactful Skepticism: What You Need to Know

There is an art to practicing tactful skepticism that every audit committee and board member should perfect. It is possible to question management about issues, large and small, yet maintain a good working relationship. Read the January/February 2015 issue of Tone at the Top and learn six key steps directors can take to maintain effective working relationships, even when skepticism is justified.

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​Archived Issues


January/February 2015
Tactful Skepticism: What You Need to Know

Enero/Febrero 2015
El Escéptico Discreto

Ocak/Şubat 2015
Kİbar Şüphecİ


November/December 2014
Cybersecurity: They’re in. Now what?

Noviembre/Deciembre 2014 (Spanish/Español)
Cyberseguridad: Están adentro. ¿Ahora qué?

Kasım/Aralık 2014 (Turkish/Türkçe)

August/September 2014
Compliance Overload: 5 Steps to Taming the Beast

Agosto/Septiembre 2014 (Spanish/Español)
Sobrecarga de Cumplimiento: 5 Pasos para Domar a la Bestia

Ağustos/Eylül 2014 (Turkish/Türkçe)
Uygunluk Aşırı Yüklemesİ: Canavarı Terbİye Etmenİn 5 Adımı

June 2014
Sustaining an Ethical Culture

Junio 2014 (Spanish/Español)
Sostener una Cultura Ética

Haziran 2014 (Turkish/Türkçe)
Bir Etik Kültürünü Sürdürmek

April 2014
Managing Third-party Risks

Abril 2014 (Spanish/Español)
Gestión de Riesgos de Terceros

Nisan 2014 (Turkish/Türkçe)
Taşeron Rİsklerİnİn Yönetİmİ

February 2014
Cybersecurity: Keeping IP Under Lock and Key​

Febrero 2014 (Spanish/Español)
Seguridad cibernética: Manteniendo la Propiedad Intelectual bajo llave

Şubat 2014 (Turkish/Türkçe)
SiberGüvenlik: Ip’yi (Fikri Haklari) Kilit Altina Almak


December 2013
All Hands on Deck: Partnering to Fight Fraud

Diciembre 2013 (Spanish/Español)
Todos Manos a la Obra: Asociándonos para Luchar contra el Fraude

October 2013
7 Tips for Governing Social Media

Octubre 2013 (Spanish/Español)
7 Tips Para Gobernar los Medios Sociales

August 2013
Big Data: Collect It, Respect It

Agosto 2013 (Spanish/Español)
Grandes Datos: Recopílelos, Respételos

June 2013
Keep Your Eye on the Talent

Junio 2013 (Spanish/Español)
Mantenga Sus Ojos en el Talento

April 2013
Prepared for a Crisis?

February 2013
Risk Management: Easy as 1... 2... 3


December 2012
Eight Priorities for 2013

October 2012
The Value of Independence

August 2012
Shining a Light on Corruption

June 2012
Strong Links for Effective Risk Management

April 2012
Ethical Dilemmas

February 2012
Rest Assured


December 2011
Below the Surface

September 2011
Taking the Job Seriously

May 2011
A View from the Top

March 2011
Soft and Strong: A Best-practice Paradox


November 2010
What's Your Definition of Value?

August 2010
What GRC Could Mean to Your Organization

May 2010
We Need to Talk

February 2010
A Culture of Risk


November 2009
What's on Your (Corporate) Conscience?

August 2009
A New Level of Audit Committee Involvement