Integrity Moments - Aug. 16, 2012



Wicked Follows Wicked
By: Rick Boxx
August 16, 2012

Mark Whitacre was a rising young executive in Archer Daniels Midland, a Fortune 500 agribusiness. He discovered that corruption at the top was extensive.

The culture of the company was one of greed. ADM’s vast price-fixing scheme was designed to fleece hundreds of millions from its very own customers.

Before long, Mark found himself wearing a wire for the FBI to document the corruption. But when it was all said and done, Mark also succumbed to the culture and wound up in prison for his own fraudulent activities! His later transformation is a remarkable story!

Proverbs 29:12 teaches, “If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, all his ministers become wicked.”

If you desire an ethical culture in your company, protect the integrity of your staff by modeling it yourself.

If you live in the Kansas City area, join us for IRC’s Quarterly Lunchon August 30: When Good Leaders Lose Their Way, featuring The Informant, Mark Whitacre.

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