Weekly Wrap – 11th June 2015

Hi I am Tom McLeod, Co-Founder of McLeod Governance.

This is what I would be thinking about this week.

Taking Responsibility

When should the leader of an organisation take responsibility for the actions of those who report to him or her?

That simple question normally has a simple answer.

And to use the phrase often used – the buck stops at the top.

It seems to be the case in nearly every organisation except one.

That organisation is FIFA.

“I Can’t Monitor Everyone”

We saw the most amazing comment or quote from Sepp Blatter a couple of days back where he said that he can not be held responsible for all the actions of everyone that worked for him.

If he cant, who can?

And in that environment it is any wonder that corruption has been allowed to embellish and grow.

For those that are committing misadventure or misdeeds can always just turn to the actions of their leaders and say “well they weren’t supervising us properly”.

Tone at the Top Case Study

This is a story that has a long way to go and no doubt we will address many times in the future months.

But for the moment lets just stop and acknowledge that when you are looking for case studies of tone at the top go no further than the poor case study that is currently FIFA.

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