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People Centric Skills with Danny Goldberg

People Centric Skills with Danny Goldberg

February 18, 2020

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode I speak with Danny Goldberg about some of the people centric skills each internal auditor must have. As a profession we often focus primarily on our technical skills, but soft skills is what will get you to the director or CAE level.

We discuss topics like: conflict resolution, body language, emotional intelligence, empathy, using appropriate mode of communication, etc... what may not seem like #internalaudit qualities, but things we have to develop to succeed in our career.

Danny Goldberg is the Founder of GoldSRD (www.goldsrd.com), a leading provider of Staff Augmentation, Executive Recruiting and Professional Development services. He is a well-known speaker on internal auditing and People-Centric Skills. Danny co-authored People-Centric Skills: Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Internal Auditors, via Wiley Publications.

This is the first book published specifically to address the wide-ranging topic of communication skills for internal auditors. It has been offered through the IIA and ISACA bookstores since July 2015. You can also find it on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/People-Centric-Skills-Interpersonal-Communication-Professionals/dp/1118850815/

A second edition of People-Centric Skills is due out in 2020. This is not an update, per se but can be thought of as a second book in a series. Listen to the episode and you'll see what I mean. Contact Danny for a personalized copy of the new book when it's released hot off the presses (dgoldberg@goldsrd.com).

Lessons From A CAE With Frank Coleman

Lessons From A CAE With Frank Coleman

February 11, 2020

In this week's #jammingwithjason episode I speak with Frank Coleman about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss various topics including: having think skin, getting a horizontal spread of experience, not losing your cool, and two sides to every story. We also discuss the HR side of being a CAE and how to surround yourself with a great team and dealing with change.

So much wisdom from Frank in this episode.

Frank Coleman is the CAE of Farmers and Merchants Bank in southern California. He has successfully done a turn-around of internal audit in his organization (including rebranding), and built teams as well as relationships across multiple organizational levels and stakeholder groups.

Take a listen to the episode to learn Frank's career path and advise on becoming a CAE.

#internalaudit #chiefauditexecutive #internalauditpodcast

Enterprise Security Risk Management with Toby Houchens

Enterprise Security Risk Management with Toby Houchens

February 4, 2020

Many of you are familiar with ERM, but do you know ESRM?

ESRM affects the broadest spectrum of organization, from government, corporations and NGOs, to schools and universities, to entertainment and leisure, casinos and hotels, from oil & gas giants to technology companies and multinationals. Pretty much everyone has to deal with this aspect of #riskmanagement.

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I'm joined by Toby Houchens who has a diverse technical and scientific background in risk management, security, intelligence, and threat assessment. With over 11 years as a US Army green beret, education in neuroscience, big data technology, and international relations. Toby possesses a unique blend of experience and education.

As a critic of siloed and traditional security approaches, still favored by some in law enforcement and security professionals today, Toby argues for a more comprehensive and holistic risk management view to drive security strategy and efforts. He is a co-author of the enterprise security risk management (ESRM) standards and guidelines, on behalf of ASIS, he is at the forefront of modern practice and thought leadership.

Toby is also an entrepreneur and is the CEO of the risk technology company Alpha Recon.

Alpha Recon is an easy to use risk intelligence and management technology platform for schools and workplaces. The central mission of Alpha Recon is to help clients see threats and risks proactively to better respond and manage them as they impact their important assets such as students, staff, clients, workplaces, and campuses. Alpha Recon makes an impossible job easier to accomplish with built in risk management tools, communications, crisis management, and more with intelligence forming the core of the value proposition.

Learn more at: https://www.alpharecon.com/

What’s Holding Most Chief Audit Executives Back

What’s Holding Most Chief Audit Executives Back

January 28, 2020

There are some common problems and mistakes holding most #chiefauditexecutive back from elevating #internalaudit in their organizations, and moving into executive presence where they are perceived as a #trustedadvisor.

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I discuss these mistakes and how #CAE can take action to move their career and the profession of internal auditing forward. If you are a CAE, this is a must listen episode. If you are not a CAE, please listen and share with your CAE. You will still get tremendous value from the information to help in your career.

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

If you are a CAE and really serious about elevating the status of internal audit in your organization, improving your executive presence, and getting best practices and thought leadership from like-minded CAEs, the CAE Forum is for you.

Submit your application to join the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Forum. We are accepting new member application until 31 January 2020. https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum

You can also watch a more extended video version of this discussion on that page.

Playing the Game without Help = Disaster

Playing the Game without Help = Disaster

January 21, 2020

In this week's #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Many of you are playing the game of your career without much help. The problem is, others in your organization are getting help, which means you are playing at a big disadvantage.

I'm not talking about a lack of resources or struggling to get budget and support. It's about getting yourself the training, coaching, and support you need to play varsity-level sport ... like your peers. It's about having the right balance (e.g. American football: offense, defense, passing, running) to get you performing at an elite status.

Take a listen and see some of the areas where getting a little extra help, will go along way in helping you play the game of your career and life as a champion.

If you are a CAE and really serious about elevating the status of internal audit in your organization, improving your executive presence, and getting best practices and thought leadership from like-minded CAEs, the CAE Forum is for you.

Submit your application to join the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Forum. We are accepting new member application until 31 January 2020. https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum

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

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:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PLS1NYM/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=intentinsigh-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B07PLS1NYM&linkId=b71edcf9b5eebc00931b875a8d5ccf1e

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