Your Words Don’t Prove Anything

I was talking with someone this last week who applied for a job in internal audit, but didn’t get the job because she couldn’t prove she had agile auditing skills. I’ve been tell you for a while that agile auditing skills are in high demand. Even though she told the organization she was familiar and …

Are You an Inclusive Leader??

You might think you are inclusive and open minded, but how inclusive are you really? We tend to gravitate to people that are like us (it’s just human nature) but being more inclusive in all ways really does enrich our lives and creates stronger teams. With business entering the digital world, we need to start …

The Most Comprehensive Guide to Being a Successful Chief Audit Executive (CAE)

I’m going to let you in on a little secret in case you haven’t heard this yet.  I am working with cRisk Academy to develop a Certified Chief Audit Executive (cCAE) certification course, a step-by-step course on exactly what it takes to be a successful CAE.  Who the Certified Chief Audit Executive (cCAE) course is for:  …

E178: Agents of Change and Follow the Risk with Richard Chambers

What does it take to be an agent of change in #internalaudit? The times they are a changing. Are you ready?? Well there’s nobody better to talk about this topic than Richard Chambers who wrote a book on the topic and has had a 46 year career in internal audit. You probably know Richard from …

Showing Up vs. Ghosting as a Leader

Are you showing up as a leader each and every day, or are you ghosting people?? If you feel like people are ignoring you, it’s time to hold up the mirror and see whether you may be “ghosting” more than you realize. Check out this video since ghosting may be holding you back in your …

The Difference Between AND and BUT – Leadership Hack

These two little words: “and” and “but” seem similar, are both conjunctions, but there are actually some very different times when you will want to use either one or the other to be effective as a leader and a communicator … and when you get it wrong there can be some painful repercussions. Listen to …

Fire & Earth Podcast E117: What’s On Your Desk #5

From gifts, to love and family heritage, things start to get a little deep.In today’s episode we share with you what kinds of things are taking up residence on our desks in this fifth installment of “What’s On Your Desk”! Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/fireandearthpodcast/ Transcript 100:00:01.020 –> 00:00:10.260kathygruver: hey everybody, welcome to another episode of …

A Better Option Than Ineffective CAE Roundtables

CAE Roundtables keep you stuck where you are, or even worse, they give you bad ideas that don’t work for your specific situation and make you look silly to the other executives in your organization. Check out this video: CAE Roundtables lack consistency, community and coaching. They are usually an echo-chamber of people beating their …

CAE Roundtables Are Hurting You

CAE Roundtables Are Hurting You and Are a Big Waste of Time. Now you may be thinking, no they aren’t I’ve gotten some value from attending them. I understand. I’ve attended some great roundtables when I was a Chief Audit Executive, but most of them are a complete waste of time. Have all of the …

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