Jamming with Jason Mefford
Community and Coaching

Community and Coaching

May 26, 2020

In order to really learn we need knowledge, skills, abilities and experience. Abilities come from taking knowledge and skills we acquire and through reflection and application figuring out how to apply them to our situation and circumstance for our benefit. We then fully learn through repetition and experience actually doing those things.

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode I dig into why this is so important and how we do this.

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

I've read thousands of books in my life, but the knowledge does no good if I stop with reading the book (knowledge). The great Bruce Lee said, “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”

The fastest way to transform knowledge into action and wisdom is by joining a community of like-minded people, and investing in coaching.

If you are serious about lifelong learning and transforming yourself for your success in life and your career, listen to learn how to turbo-charge your learning.

If you are a #chiefauditexecutive and ready for a community of like-minded peers and coaching, join the #CAE Forum: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum

If you are in #internalaudit and was a community of like-minded peers, join the cRisk Academy Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/criskacademy/

The documentary about the community of musicians in Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles that I mentioned in this episode is called: Echo in the Canyon. Well worth a watch if you love music like I do :)

#lifelonglearning

The Tables are Turned with Silvia Puhani

The Tables are Turned with Silvia Puhani

May 19, 2020

Normally I'm on the side of the table asking questions and interviewing guest, but in this very special #internalauditpodcast episode of #jammingwithjason you get to experience Silvia Puhani interviewing me.

Silvia recently interviewed me for her podcast: Interne Revision, and graciously gave me access to the recording so I could also share it with you.

We discussed:
- my career
- the differences between internal and external auditing
- how you can improve your internal audit marketing
- how to communicate effectively, and
- my views on the future of internal audit

For those of you that speak German, make sure to check out Silvia's podcast: https://www.puhani.com/index.php/podcast-2/

Limitless Learning

Limitless Learning

May 12, 2020

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode I dig into improving your learning so you can unlock your limitless potential. It's a bit of a potpourri episode, one where we literally talk about potpourri, but a few other topics besides learning :)

You don't just need training, you need to LEARN ... and they are two different things. You can take a training and not learn anything, and you can learn without going to training. To learn you need a combination of knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience. Training only helps you with the first two.

One of the best ways to improve your abilities and get experience is through community with others. Without this aspect of learning you really don't integrate and "learn" the information fully.

Come join me in some communities where I hang out so we can interact directly. Podcasts, while they are fabulous are a one-way communication. When we connect in community the conversation can go both ways.

For a community of like minded internal auditors on a full learning platform check out the cRisk Academy Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/criskacademy/

For a community of like minded Chief Audit Executives, check out the CAE Forum: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum

For a community of like minded CIA candidates, check out the CIA Discussion Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13732881/

Here's the book I reference in this episode, that is a must-read for anyone who is serious about life-long learning.

"Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life" by Jim Kwik: https://www.amazon.com/Limitless-Upgrade-Anything-Faster-Exceptional-ebook/dp/B082ZQDH63/

Welcome to the Jungle of Online Training

Welcome to the Jungle of Online Training

May 5, 2020

Seems like everyone and their dog is now offering online training saying the equivalent of "We got everything you want honey, We are the people that can find whatever you may need. If you got the money, honey we got your disease."

I've been in the online space now for about 10 years, and I know all the different words people use may be a little confusing to know exactly what you are getting.

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I do a little public service announcement (PSA) to help you hack your way through the jungle by explaining what certain words mean in the online space, what you can expect by the words used, and three questions to ask yourself before you register or purchase online webinars or course ... so you know what you are getting and don't get surprised.

Online vs. virtual. Learning vs. training. Webinar vs. course. On-demand, forum, summit, in-person ... and the list goes on ... I discuss each, so you are better prepared to find exactly what you need in the online space.

If you are interested in a learning platform that was around long before the pandemic, and will be around long after, check out cRisk Academy: the largest on-demand, webinar, and certification learning platform for internal auditors.

Join thousands of professionals getting technical, soft-skills, certifications, and community though cRisk Academy. Lifetime access, 30-day money-back guarantee, and an online community included with all on-demand courses.

https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf

A Touch of Grey

A Touch of Grey

April 28, 2020

If you've ever wondered what psychology, science, mindfulness, and music have to do with internal audit, this #jammingwithjason episode will explain. When you listen, you will see I'm not as crazy as I may first appear :)

Traditional internal audit is no longer serving our organizations, and it's time to start a revolution and shake it up baby, twist and shout our way to being elevated so we can fly like the eagles in our organizations and be seen as trusted advisors adding real value. It's time to live from a place of possibilities and opportunity instead of being stuck in fear, negativity, and communication breakdowns.

Even when it's worse than it appears, it's alright. We will get by, we will survive ... together.

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/ or where ever you enjoy listening to podcasts.

If you listen to the podcast, please do me a favor.
1. Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonmefford/
2. Send me a personalized connection request and let me know you listen to the podcast (if you don't personalize the invite I may not approve due to all the random, spamming requests I get each day)
3. Let me know what you like the most about the podcast
4. Bonus points if you can list the songs/artists I made reference to during the podcast and in the show notes

Jamming with Jason is the #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.

Myth Busting the CPE Training Mindset

Myth Busting the CPE Training Mindset

April 21, 2020

I love to learn, and love teaching and coaching others so they also learn. In the knowledge economy our brains are our most valuable asset. In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode on "Myth Busting the CPE Training Mindset" I discuss four mistakes I see people making holding them back and limiting their personal and professional development.

As you can guess by the title, having a CPE-only mindset is one that must be replaced by life-long learning. Listen in to see what other three are and how to bust through and break on through to the other side.

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

If you are ready to take action on your personal and professional development, here's a great opportunity. In April 2020, cRisk Academy is offering a 50% discount on all their on-demand courses.

For you and your team to take advantage of this special opportunity all you need to do is:

1. Use this link to sign up for a FREE account:
https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf
2. Use coupon code: APRIL2020-50 when you register for any courses.
3. Use the coupon for any and all courses, as many times as you want until the coupon expires the end of April.

I hope this helps you and your team.

It can literally save you thousands of dollar in your training budget this year. For example, you can save $1,250 on the cRBIA course with this link: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?coupon_code=APRIL2020-50

But, the coupon expires 30 April at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Are you going to take advantage of this opportunity, or just let it slip sliding away?

Dealing With People You Can’t Stand with Dr. Rick Brinkman

Dealing With People You Can’t Stand with Dr. Rick Brinkman

April 14, 2020

As auditors, we often deal with people who are defensive, have difficult behaviors, or have whining and negative demeanors. Wouldn't it be great is we had some tips for how to deal with all three to help make our job's easier.

Listen in to this special episode, where we dive into all three. Make sure to grab a pen and paper when you listen to this episode since there is so much good content.

I'm joined by Dr. Rick Brinkman who is the coauthor or author of 6 McGraw Hill books, including: Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst which has sold over 2,000,000 copies and has been translated into 25 languages. Yep, you read that right. Over 2,000,000 books means Dr. Brinkman is one of the best in the world at what he does.

He has been a featured guest on CNN and is a frequent communication expert for publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Oprah Magazine and USA Today. I'm so honored to have Dr. Brinkman also as a guest on #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast

Register for the upcoming cRisk Academy webinar where Rick and Jason will discuss "Meet Less and Do More: Go From Meetings You Hate to Meetings You Love" on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 · 9:00 AM PDT. https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/Meet-Less-and-Do-More-Go-From-Meetings-You-Hate-to-Meetings-You-Love

Get a copy of Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst at: https://www.drrickbrinkman.com/ or Amazon at:
https://www.amazon.com/Dealing-People-Stand-Revised-Expanded/dp/0071785728/ref=sr_1_2

#communication #rapport #difficultpeople

Creating Opportunity Out of Uncertainty

Creating Opportunity Out of Uncertainty

April 7, 2020

Every event or circumstance we find ourselves in is neutral. There is no good or bad in circumstance, it's how we choose to respond or interpret the situation. We can view our circumstances as a threat or an opportunity ... the choice is up to you. Since auditors are trained to look for the negative, there is a very real problem when we let a negative view creep over into our personal lives.

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I share how you can choose to see the opportunity and questions you can ask yourself to find the opportunity and stay positive regardless of your circumstances. Every silver lining's got a touch of grey, but we will get by, we will survive. It's even worse than it appears, but it's alright, we will get by, we will survive.

Here's one of the opportunities from our uncertain times. In March 2020, cRisk Academy gave away over $75,000 in free and discounted courses to help out the internal audit community. In April 2020, they are offering a 50% discount on all their courses.

For you and your team to take advantage of this special opportunity all you need to do is:

1. Use this link to sign up for a free account:
https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf
2. Use coupon code: APRIL2020-50 when they register for any courses.
3. You can use the coupon for any and all courses, as many times as you want until the coupon expires the end of April.

I hope this helps you and your team members during the current period of uncertainty.

It can literally save you thousands of dollar in your training budget this year. For example, you can save $1,250 on the cRBIA course with this link: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?coupon_code=APRIL2020-50

But, the coupon expires the end of April. Are you going to take advantage of this opportunity, or let it slip away?

Jamming with Jason is the #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.

Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with Julio Tirado

Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with Julio Tirado

March 31, 2020

I am pleased to talk with Julio Tirado for this week's #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode where discuss lessons he's learned from being a CAE. You'll hear how Julio's career brought him to be a CAE, and suggestions he has for those of you that aspire to become a CAE.

It's just me and Julio down at the school yard ... jamming and talking shop (could help putting in the Paul Simon reference :)

We discuss many things including: how to put the user (i.e. our audit client) at the center of the relationship, the importance of every auditor having a basic understanding on IT and security, considering the consequences of our audit recommendations, the need for project management skills, and how all internal auditors have to spend a little time selling.

Julio Tirado is the CAE for Spirit Bank in Tulsa, OK.

Jamming with Jason is the #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.

E67 Best of: Leadership in Times of Chaos

E67 Best of: Leadership in Times of Chaos

March 29, 2020

In times of chaos and crisis, people look for the leaders. At these times, even when as a leader you may want to retreat to your cave ... it's more important to show up as a leader. Retreating to your cave may just be one of the worst things you could do.

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditepisode I discuss the qualities of leaders in times of chaos, what you should be doing as a leader, and how to take care of yourself while you care for others.

You want to listen to this whole episode, since it takes a very interesting turn at the end, you won't be expecting.

Beware of fake leaders. Many people who think they are leaders are actually followers, just copying what others are doing. If you are like most people, I'm sure you'd prefer the real deal, instead of a cheap copy. Beware of people pretending to be leaders who are really followers. Fake leaders tend to show up in numbers during times of chaos and often dupe people. Don't be one of those people.

If you are ready to BE a leader as a Chief Audit Executive, download your copy of the 2020 CAE Survey Report and register for the weekly CAE Briefing (btw both of which are absolutely FREE) at: http://bit.ly/CAE-Survey-2020

If you are a CAE ready to go to the next level as a leader in your career and really elevate internal audit in your organization, instead of holding onto the traditional model that no longer works, join the CAE Forum at: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum