Jamming with Jason Mefford
Laughing Every Day with Sarah Routman

Laughing Every Day with Sarah Routman

October 16, 2020

Can something as simple as laughing each day actually improve your health? Absolutely.

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond. Laughter can help keep everything in perspective, and the more we practice it, the better we get at seeing things in a fresh and more light-hearted way. Instead of crying, try laughing and it will make all the difference.

This special #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast is a re-play from my other podcast Fire & Earth (with my friend Kathy Gruver) where we were joined by Sarah Routman an expert in laughter therapy and laughter yoga. This episode will get you laughing and show you some simple exercises you can use each day to increase your health, #happiness, and well-being.

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

Sarah is a champion of overall wellness, and inspires and motivates individuals and professionals to engage in healthy laughter for a vibrant, uplifting and transformative shift in all aspects of their lives that leads them towards better health and wellbeing.

Learn more and connect with Sarah at: https://www.laughhealthy.com/


When Are You Going to Stop Beating a Dead Horse?

When Are You Going to Stop Beating a Dead Horse?

October 13, 2020

Ever heard the expression "beating a dead horse?" It has nothing to do with animal cruelty, but simply means a particular effort is a waste of time as there will be no outcome.

Well there are some efforts #internalaudit continues to push that are also as big a waste of time as beating a dead horse, and in this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I'm going to talk about them in a very candid way.

If you find yourself doing these things, it's time to STOP. You are wasting your energy and likely damaging the reputation and relevance of internal audit in your organization.

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

Jamming with Jason has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to internal audit leaders, and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance. If you want to up-level your life and career you need to be listening each week.

Join the leadership program Jason mentioned in this episode here: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing

Flashback Friday: Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with Steve Goepfert

Flashback Friday: Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with Steve Goepfert

October 9, 2020

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.

Jamming with Jason meets The Tour Report with Rick Roybal

Jamming with Jason meets The Tour Report with Rick Roybal

October 6, 2020

This is another special #jammingwithjason episode where you get to hear Jason Mefford interviewed for The Tour Report podcast with Rick Roybal. We discuss #internalaudit and where the profession is headed.

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

Make sure to check out The Tour Report with Rick (especially if you are in the oil and gas sector) at: https://www.vendoraudit.org/tourreport


Flashback Friday: Risk-Based Internal Auditing

Flashback Friday: Risk-Based Internal Auditing

October 2, 2020

Even though we have been using the term "risk-based auditing" for over 20 years, many internal audit groups have not really implemented it... and many misunderstand the concepts behind it.

In this episode I explain the challenges and opportunities facing internal audit as a profession and why moving to a truly risk-based approach is the opportunity for us to overcome those challenges. I also discuss the confusion with the terms objective-based, or risk management-based audit.

I've been preaching risk-based internal auditing for over 15 years and am considered to be one of the leading world experts on risk-based internal audit (and yes I wrote a book on this, frameworks, certifications and have trained internal auditors all over the world). 

If you missed the webinar on Establishing or Improving a Risk-Based Audit Approach, you can now access it in the cRisk Academy on-demand library at: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/establishing-or-improving-a-risk-based-audit-approach/

To learn more about how you can enroll in a new course and receive your Certified Risk-Based Internal Auditor (cRBIA) professional designation visit: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/


Making Internal Audit Practical with Toby DeRoche

Making Internal Audit Practical with Toby DeRoche

September 29, 2020

Most of the advice and knowledge people present about #internalaudit is very theoretical. If you are like most auditors you are still asking "But how do I implement at my organization."

In this #jammingwithjason #internalaudit podcast I talk with Toby DeRoch of InsightCPE on how we can become much more practical and just do things instead of talking about it. Two areas we dig into deeper are how to practically apply an Agile Auditing approach, and how to deal with a virtual audit environment, including how to develop relationships remotely.

Join Toby and Jason for the next cRisk Academy webinar "Why Do Auditors Ignore Fraud?" on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 · 9:00 AM PDT. Register at: https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/Why-Do-Auditors-Ignore-Fraud

Check out Toby's list of upcoming webinars at: https://www.insightcpe.com/webinars
and his full list of courses available through the cRisk Academy on-demand learning platform at: https://www.insightcpe.com/on-demand

Flashback Friday: A Touch of Grey

Flashback Friday: A Touch of Grey

September 25, 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.

It’s ALL About Relationships

It’s ALL About Relationships

September 22, 2020

The quality of your personal and professional life comes down to the quality of your relationships, but don't take my word for it. Harvard University has been running a study on adult development since 1938, and that is what they concluded too.

Successful executives know it all comes down to how well they manage relationships with themselves, their staff, and their stakeholders. Almost every challenge you have in life has to root cause of a relationship issue.

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode we dig into some of the things you need to be proficient doing every day, and every week to manage your self, stakeholders and staff so you can be an effective leaders.

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

I'm so passionate about this topic that I even created a whole executive leadership program to give CAEs the skills they need to succeed as a confident executive leader.

Even though it's specifically designed for Chief Audit Executives, the topics and skill taught in the CAE Briefing Executive Leadership Program is relevant for anyone.

When you are ready to become a relationship ninja, register NOW at: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing

Flashback Friday: Relevance and Relationships with Hal Garyn

Flashback Friday: Relevance and Relationships with Hal Garyn

September 18, 2020

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I'm talking about relevance and relationships with the one and only Hal Garyn. If you don't already know Hal, you should.

For many years #internalaudit has been losing its relevance in some organizations, and if you were having trouble with your relevance before, after what we've experienced in early 2020, your job just got harder. But fear not, in this episode we discuss what you can do to become more relevant.

Since 80% of challenges stem from relationship issues, it's also fitting that we discuss relationships. If you want a seat at the table you have to earn it, and keep it. The way you do that is by showing your relevance and developing relationships.

As I mention at the end of the episode, if you are a #ChiefAuditExecutive and struggling with either of these, please reach out to me. Send me an email or message me through LinkedIn.

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

Practical Insights for Lifting the Veil on Fraud with Craig Bristow

Practical Insights for Lifting the Veil on Fraud with Craig Bristow

September 15, 2020

Ever feel like a "deer in the headlights" when you get thrown into a #fraud investigation? If you are like most people, at that point you start wishing you had guidance from a mentor or retired colleague. If your colleague was here now, what gems of experience and tricks of the trade would your colleague give you? 

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast you get that. The experience and advice of someone, who while not retired, has seen his share of fraud investigations in his career. So much so that he wrote a book on it to share the wisdom with others.

Craig Bristow is the author of "Practical Insights for Fraud Professionals: Lifting the veil on the dark art" and a Chief Audit Executive. 

"Practical Insights for Fraud Professionals" reads like on-the-job training and provides sound practical guidelines on how to conduct all elements associated with fraud investigation. Both new and seasoned fraud investigators will find value in these applied techniques from Craig's book and from his discussion on this podcast.

You can get a copy of Craig's book at: https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Insights-Fraud-Professionals-Lifting/dp/1485120306/

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