Jamming with Jason Mefford
We’ll follow the old man

We’ll follow the old man

January 14, 2020

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I discuss some things you can do to become a better leader ... one who your people love, and one who gets the most out of their teams. Practical tips you can start applying today that will make a HUGE impact on your ability to lead.

Wondering about the title? It's from a song in "White Christmas." What does the movie "White Christmas" have to do with becoming a better leader? Take a listen and you'll find out. You many even get to hear me sing a little :)

If you are a CAE and really serious about becoming a better leader, submit an application for the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Forum. We are accepting new member application until 31 January 2020. http://meffordassociates.com/caeforum/

Please help spread the word about #jammingwithjason so we can light up the world and elevate the status of internal audit. Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.

Never Go With Your Gut with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

Never Go With Your Gut with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

January 7, 2020

If you'd like to avoid terrible advice, cognitive biases, and poor decisions this episode is for you. We've all made some these mistakes that have lead to poor decisions, but we have the opportunity using behavioral economics and neuroscience to become a truly wise decision maker.

I'm joined by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, who has over 20 years of experience dramatically empowering leaders and organizations to avoid business disasters by addressing potential threats, maximizing unexpected opportunities, and resolving persistent personnel problems. Dr. Tsipursky has a strong research and teaching background in behavioral economics and neuroscience with over 15 years in academia, including 7 years as a professor at the Ohio State University and before that a Fellow at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

We discuss how tribalism, fight or flight and over confidence lead executives, risk managers, and YES ... even internal auditors to make poor decisions and not consider personnel aspect when making decisions and auditing processes. We even discuss some practical ways you can avoid some of the 30 most dangerous cognitive errors.

Learn more about Dr. Tsipursky at: https://disasteravoidanceexperts.com/ or reach out via e-mail at: gleb@disasteravoidanceexperts.com

You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-gleb-tsipursky/

Get a copy of Gleb's latest book: Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (Avoid Terrible Advice, Cognitive Biases, and Poor Decisions) mentioned during this episode at:
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New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

December 31, 2019

The fact is, fewer than 90-95% of people actually follow through with and accomplish their new year's resolutions. The reason: they don't do the things necessary to create new habits, or break old habits.

In this episode of #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I dive into 5 things you can do this year to make sure you accomplish more in 2020 and make it an amazing year.

You'll hear about:
- having compassion for yourself if you didn't accomplish everything in 2019 you'd hoped for,
- not just setting goals (resolutions), but creating habits,
- breaking down your annual goals into 90-day goals,
- creating a daily routine for reaching your 90-day goals, and
- realizing our habits determine who we are.

The more we work on developing the right habits, the more likely we will accomplish our bigger goals.

The book referred to in this episode: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg, is a great ready for understanding and developing great habits.

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.

Why Don’t Auditors Find More Fraud? with Aaron Denbo

Why Don’t Auditors Find More Fraud? with Aaron Denbo

December 24, 2019

The ACFE reports that about 40% of frauds are uncovered from tips to a whistleblower hotline, while internal audit only uncovers about 15% of frauds. While detecting fraud is not internal audit's primary purpose, one is still left to wonder why internal audit doesn't find more fraud, especially since one of the first questions from management is "why didn't audit find this?"

Jason Mefford is joined by Aaron Denbo to discuss how internal audit can change a few simple things to help increase their ability to find and detect fraud. This is a previous recording of a webinar Aaron did with Jason for cRisk Academy.

To see a list of upcoming free cRisk Academy webinars, visit: https://www.bigmarker.com/communities/crisk-academy/conferences

To go into more depth on today's topic, and not get blamed for fraud you didn't find, visit: bravenacademy.com

#fraud #internalauditwebinar #internalaudit

Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with Larry Harrington

Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with Larry Harrington

December 17, 2019

In this week's episode I speak with Larry Harrington about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss various topics including: personal branding and your career development plan, benefits of being in roles outside of internal audit, developing and maintaining strong relationships with management, getting a seat at the table, and investing in yourself. So much in this episode.

In fact, there is so much in this episode you will probably want to listen more than once.

Larry Harrington served as the global chairman of The IIA, and retired as the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) for Raytheon Company, which specializes in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. Prior to joining Raytheon in 2004, he led the internal audit function for several Fortune 100 companies, where he also served in other areas, including finance, human resources, and operations.

In "retirement" Larry speaks, coaches, mentors and consults with internal auditors all over the world, and continues to be a strong and passionate voice for the internal audit profession. You can reach out to him at: Harringtonlj55@gmail.com or https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-harrington-574634/

For his term as The IIA’s global chairman, Larry chose the theme, “Invest in Yourself.” He urges internal auditors to enhance their value by undertaking professional
development opportunities. From reading topical and timely material, to adding professional certifications, to attending conferences and workshops in internal auditing and on the business functions they audit, internal auditors can improve their own professional skills and opportunities and better serve their organizations and stakeholders.

If you are the kind of person that want to "invest in yourself" check out the free webinars and on-demand courses offered by cRisk Academy, the largest webinar and on-demand training platform for internal auditors at: https://criskacademy.com/courses/ or http://bit.ly/criskacademy

For CAEs, get a weekly dose from the CAE Briefing, delivered for free to your in-box at: http://meffordassociates.com/caebriefing/

Listen each week to Jamming with Jason for interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.

Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com

Lessons from a CAE with Steve Goepfert

Lessons from a CAE with Steve Goepfert

December 10, 2019

In this week's episode I speak with Steve Goepfert about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss various topics including the difference between being a Chief Auditor, and being a Chief Audit Executive; what it really takes to be a CAE; how to provide those moments of head snap (you'll have to listen to learn more); how to prove and communicate the value internal audit provides; and not getting so engrained in the mechanics that we don't focus on the big picture.

Steve Goepfert was the Vice President - Internal Audit (Chief Auditor) for United Airlines in Chicago, Illinois. He assumed the role after the merger of United and Continental. He had previously been Chief Auditor at Continental Airlines for 21 years.

He was the 2006-2007 Chairman of the Board for the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc. (IIA). At the Global level, Steve served on the IIA's Executive Committee for 6 years (2003-09) and on the IIA Board for 7 years. He previously served as Senior Vice Chairman and Vice Chairman – Professional Services and is a past President of the Houston Chapter (1999-2000), and served on its Board for 17 years. In 2012, Steve was inducted into the inaugural class of the IIA's American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners. He was recognized in 2013 with the Victor Brink award for distinguished service to the IIA.

He is now enjoying retirement in Tennessee. I am very grateful to have one of the legends in the internal audit profession on the show.

Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with Imran Zia

Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with Imran Zia

December 3, 2019

In this week's episode I speak with Imran Zia about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss how management wants to see internal audit as a partner and trusted advisor. How integrity, courage, likability and trust help you get to that status. We also discuss how to become the CEO of your own career development and that by spending time learning you business and industry is one of the biggest things you can do to earn the trust of management.

Imran Zia is the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) for the Government of British Columbia in Canada.

Showing Your Value to Management

Showing Your Value to Management

November 26, 2019

If you are like most internal auditors, you've probably experienced feeling ignored or under appreciated by management, and it doesn't feel very good at all. We do have an opportunity to become more aligned with the key objectives of our organization, provide more value and feel confident and valued.

In this week's episode of #jammingwithjason I discuss a few of the many things you need to do to show your value to management including: tooting your own horn, not placing so much influence on being independent, and focusing our attention of the areas your stakeholders believe are valuable.

If you want the trust and respect of management, you need risk-based internal auditing.

Since we are coming to the end of the year, make sure to take some time this week to feel and express gratitude for all you have and for those important people in your life. It will not only make you feel better, but it will make the world a better place for everyone.

If you are the type of person who would like step-by-step processes on how to improve your risk-based internal audit approach AND show your value to management, the new Certified Risk Based Internal Auditor (cRBIA) training and certification offered through cRisk Academy in right for you.

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Register this week, and you will receive the bonus module on "Demonstrating Your Value to Management" an in-depth discussion on this topic that discusses tips we couldn't cover during this week's episode.

When you enroll in the course before the end of November you also get a 60% discount when you use coupon code: EARLY

To take advantage of the 50% off cRisk Academy on-demand courses during the month of November mentioned during the episode, use this link: http://bit.ly/criskacademy and use coupon code: JAMMING2019 when you register for a course.

Choices and Why I do what I do

Choices and Why I do what I do

November 19, 2019

Are you making conscious decisions each day to get where you ultimately want to be? Conscious or un-conscious, you are making decisions everyday of your life that have gotten you to exactly where you are.

If you don't like where you are, it's time to make some new decisions.

In this episode I share some decisions I've made in my life and how they relate to "Why I Do What I Do," steps you can take, and decisions you can make, that you will look back on with a profound sense of gratitude.

1. Breathe
2. Consider what you want
3. Go with your heart, not your head
4. Have the courage to take action

You see I have made made many decisions in my life to help me get where I am now, living my purpose, impacting millions of people, and creating a better world. It's been on purpose and with passion.

To take advantage of the 50% off cRisk Academy on-demand courses during the month of November mentioned during the episode, use this link: http://bit.ly/criskacademy and use coupon code: JAMMING2019 when you register for a course.

cRisk Academy is offering this to listeners of the Jamming with Jason podcast through 30 November, so make sure to take advantage of your savings today.

If you are the type of person who would rather spend 1 to 2 weeks getting a certification instead of 1 to 2 years, check out the new Certified Risk Based Internal Auditor (cRBIA) training and certification offered through cRisk Academy: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf?product_id=1405370&coupon_code=EARLY

Don't miss out on the 60% discount when you register during month of November and use coupon code: EARLY

A Candid Discussion About Certifications

A Candid Discussion About Certifications

November 12, 2019

Certifications are a necessary part of developing your professional career. Without them, you risk being held back in your career earning potential, and promotion possibilities.

In today's job market, certifications are becoming more and more important ... but often they can take 1 to 2 years (or more) to obtain using archaic methods typically used to limit the number of people who can obtain the certification. If you need need experience before you can get certificated, but need a certification to get experience, what do you do? Does't make a lot of sense to me and there is a better way.

In this episode I speak candidly about what it takes to obtain a Big 3 certifications for internal auditors, some of the methods used to limit who can get certified, and what you can do to get yourself certified much quicker.

If you are the type of person who would rather spend 1 to 2 weeks getting a certification instead of 1 to 2 years, check out the new Certified Risk Based Internal Auditor (cRBIA) training and certification offered through cRisk Academy: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf?product_id=1405370&coupon_code=EARLY

Don't miss out on the 60% discount when you register during month of November and use
coupon code: EARLY