Weekly Wrap – 19th June 2014


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

This is what I would be thinking about this week.

Integrity = Your Most Important Asset

Today I want to talk to you about integrity and how integrity is your most important asset.

Once it is lost you will never get it back.

Last week I read a most fascinating article on one of Australia’s most esteemed public servants.

Definition of Integrity 

In that article it started off by mentioning that the person had lost some life long friends over positions that he was required to take in the service of the public.

And that for me is the ultimate definition of what integrity is.

Are you prepared to make the hard decisions that will impact on you personally and professionally so that you can take the right decisions?

Many people when faced with integrity moments choose to look the other way and I often challenge groups that I speak to as to whether they are people of integrity.

Nearly everyone always puts up their hand.  But there will always be someone in the room that will be able to think back to the moment when their integrity was challenged and they chose the easier course.

What Should You Do If Integrity Challenged?

For an auditor, a risk consultant or a governance advisor I always say to people that they need to have their resignations in their top pocket.

If your integrity is challenged to a point that you cannot continue – you only have one course.

And that is to resign.

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