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Imagine that you're enjoying all the trappings of success, including financial prosperity, when one day you get a call from the Justice Department. They inform you that they have evidence that your financial prosperity comes from dark dealings in the world of international business.
What do you do?
Well, this was what happened to my guest, Richard Bistrong. Despite cooperating with the authorities, Richard ended up spending fourteen and a half months in a US Federal Prison Camp for his crimes. During this period, he had a lot of time for reflection and managed to read over 60 books!
Richard decided to reinvent himself and start a new career advising organisations on how to prevent their people from falling foul of corrupt practices. Along the way, he has won several awards for his work.
It's a classic tale of the poacher turned gamekeeper.
What's all this got to do with Leading People?
Actually, quite a lot!
There's a saying that the fish rots from the head. Leaders bear a huge responsibility when their people get exposed to corruption and, according to Richard, have a duty to ensure that they prepare their people well for situations where they may be tempted to take ethical risks.
In our conversation, he tells his story and explains how to ensure that you or someone you know doesn't get compromised as he did.
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