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Leadership Lessons From an Audit Giant

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:

Each of us have likely encountered individuals from whom we have learned much about the art of leadership. If we are fortunate, we are able to look back and identify a handful of inspiring and​ remark​able individuals who were particularly important influences. In the course of my career, one such leader was Ernie Gregory, an iconic former U.S. Army civilian executive whom I wrote about in my book Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail. Ernie recently passed away, and I have been reflecting on the important lessons in leadership that I learned from him.

I first met Ernie in 1982, when I was a junior level internal auditor in one of the Army's major command internal review (internal audit) offices. Ernie was the newly appointed Army Assistant Comptroller for Internal Review (a position that would later become the Army's Chief of Internal Review). At the time, the Army's Internal Review organization was a sprawling network comprising more than 300 offices and over 2,000 internal auditors worldwide. I immediately knew he was someone with remarkable talent, and I always relished the opportunity to be in his presence.).

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