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How to exercise genuine control!, 3 Jan. 2010
This is an excellent book for anyone charged with ensuring that their organisation has effective control disciplines. Leitch provides an innovative insight into what control really looks like and how to embed it in daily work practices of staff. His collection of sixty control mechanisms offer a logical, practical, and imaginative toolkit from which to address control and risk. Written in a highly engaging, candid style, Leitch gets the reader beyond the typically stuffy language and disciplines of recent legislation and 'best practice' codes, and boils the issues down to the basics. The reader will emerge recognising that the key to managing risk and instilling good control is to know how to handle uncertainty. The solutions offered are a mixture of straight-forward process improvements and better use of formal quantification techniques coupled with the more fundamental challenge of encouraging organisations to learn as they go, as part of a transparent, accountable culture. There are tons of ideas to consider. The book is a brilliant and refreshing contribution to a traditionally dry subject.