Oct 6 – 12 – Quote of the Week

Respect is earned by your actions – and needs to be maintained and enhanced by continued excellence. ~ Norman Marks, World Class Internal Audit tweet

When I read this quote, I couldn’t help but think of Cartman on South Park:

How many times have we seen someone who expects respect, but didn’t do anything to deserve it?  Well, have we as Internal Auditors done this?  I’m sure I have from time to time during my career.

To have someone’s respect, you have to earn it.  Once it is earned, you have to keep re-earning it.  Much like trust, it is a valuable commodity that makes what we do possible.  You need the stakeholder’s buy it to get things done.  Respect is a big part of getting that buy in.

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