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Openness + government = a stronger civil society

One of the perks of hosting the Leaders Integrity Forum is the chance to hear directly from some senior people who’re working hard to improve the way the public sector does things …

Nov 14, 2018 11:39 AM | Read more

Counting down to November, but not for the facial hair!

Fraud Awareness Week isn’t quite as eye-catching as a spectacular handlebar mo’, but it’s also an important cause…

Oct 04, 2018 02:44 PM | Read more

Free and frank advice to Ministers: why it matters…

The Transparency International New Zealand Leaders Integrity Forum in early August provided an important reminder about the essential role that public officials play in providing free and frank ...

Sep 07, 2018 09:03 AM | Read more

Ethical leadership. It’s not a hat.

At the July meeting of the Leaders’ Integrity Forum, we had the good fortune to hear from Professor Karin Lasthuizen and our own Steve Walker.

Jul 11, 2018 04:35 PM | Read more

Have you seen how your school is spending its money?

It’s not just school reports on student achievement that schools have to complete each year.

Jul 03, 2018 09:11 AM | Read more

Procurement: The unlikely bestseller...

The Leaders Integrity Forum in late May attracted a large audience and gave us plenty of food for thought.

Jun 12, 2018 02:30 PM | Read more

Risk and reputation: playing by the rules

An update from the most recent Transparency International New Zealand Leaders Integrity Forum.

May 03, 2018 01:05 PM | Read more

So… how many horses can I get for $53 million?

Sometimes, the stories I hear at work are completely unexpected.

Mar 20, 2018 08:57 AM | Read more

Preventing and detecting fraud: are you staying ahead of the game?

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It’s Fraud Awareness Week. Now’s a good time for leaders to check whether they’re as prepared as they could and should be…

Nov 13, 2017 10:13 AM | Read more | Comments (2)

People matter: trust and risk

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At my son’s football match, I watched from the side line along with other parents, who were becoming increasingly unhappy as their sons in opposing teams tested each other.

Sep 13, 2017 04:35 PM | Read more