Thanks to the internet, it has never been easier to perform due diligence on potential employees or business partners… and never more important to follow through since bad behavior WILL come out. While we might naturally want to trust someone, especially when desperately needing to fill a vacant position or seal that important business relationship, it’s imperative for employees to follow through on their due diligence before entering into a business relationship that could harm the company’s future.

This clip from the true story “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” puts a dramatic face on what can happen when due diligence is overlooked: the compromising professional position and personal pain it brings. Share this emotional clip to ground your discussion in a potential reality you want to avoid.

NOTE: This clip could also be used to caution employees about what they post on social media, reminding them that what they share publicly will return to impact their professional career.


This clip shows a failure in due diligence in regards to hiring. What other areas in our business requires due diligence?

What reasons do people have for failing to perform proper due diligence?

How does due diligence failures hurt a company? How could that impact your job?

What “due diligence” is required in your job and how can you ensure you remain vigilant in that area?




Bryan Belknap, an award-winning screenwriter and speaker, is Creative Director at Resonate Pictures, which specializes in story-based training and branding films. His new ebook “How to Teach Ethics and Compliance with Hollywood Movie Clips” is available for free download.


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