The journey of a whistleblower is never an easy one. Many who make the noble decision to blow the whistle, do not fully recover once they have walked through the battleground. Landing on your feet should be a goal every whistleblower aims for as an ultimate end state. Following a set of principles may help the individual find their way to that desired end state.
We are often quite unaware of how our belief systems are influenced by various external factors, and how those beliefs may impact on our decisions and actions. Not interrogating information that we are being fed on a daily basis could quite easily lead to a skewed view of reality, which may lead to inappropriate decisions or actions. Reflecting on how we have come to our conclusions should be standard practice for leaders.