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To Be Good Leaders, Internal Auditors Must Also Follow

In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession. Here's an excerpt from his latest post:

It is often said that great leaders also possess the capacity to follow. As I have gotten older, I have begun to fully appreciate how true that is. I find there are many fields and areas of expertise where I am totally lacking. For that reason, I find myself looking more and more to others for advice and insight. In short, I have come to realize that, to be an effective leader, I must also follow.

Internal auditors need to be seen as leaders within their organization. In my 2017 book, Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors, I identified "inspirational leadership" as one of the attributes that great internal auditors share. In the book, I reflected on inspirational leaders in the field of internal auditing.

Read the full InternalAuditor.org blog post from IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers.