Entries by author: Tom McLeod


What controls within an organisation are so good that they are barely changed (and don’t need to) from the day that were designed?[Read more]

The Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure

Real examples of employees who have intentionally or unwittingly violated standards of conduct. Some cases are humorous, some sad, and all are real.[Read more]

Weekly Wrap – 21st August 2013

What is an effective whistleblowing system? Does your system work? How do you know that it works?[Read more]

Media Release: Lessons for Business in Essendon Scandal

It is often written that there are parables for business in how sporting organisations operate. The scandal consuming Essendon provides many such lessons.[Read more]

Weekly Wrap – 14th August 2013

In this McLeod Governance Weekly Wrap we call for the development of a Governance Smartphone App for real time information anywhere any time.[Read more]

Are You Kidding Me?

What are the key frustrations for a successful auditor. We take a walk over the jagged bottles on the footpath of annoyance in the life of the auditor.[Read more]

Biggest Example of Corruption in 150 Years

In this post we take a look at the recent NSW corruption report which in our opinion is one of the best corruption reports you are ever likely to read.[Read more]

Internal Audit in North Korea

What the job of a North Korea Internal Audit Detective can tell you about the global nature of internal audit[Read more]

Waiting for the Call

A call centre staffed 24/7 taking 2 calls a day. Welcome to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General report into the review of actions supporting the Veteran Employment Service Office (VESO). Formerly the Veteran Employ[Read more]

Weekly Wrap – 30th July 2013

In this Weekly Wrap we consider year end planning and ask what you are doing to keep yourself up to date.[Read more]