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Gaining Different Perspectives to Help Executives Solve Problems with Emilio Rubio

Gaining Different Perspectives to Help Executives Solve Problems with Emilio Rubio

August 20, 2019

As auditors we need to see the world with different eyes in order to really help executives solves problems. If we only focus on areas within the organization where we believe there is risk, we risk focusing on areas that don't really matter to management. One of the biggest reasons management does not think audit is adding significant value (and the number is pathetically low based on several surveys) is we are not helping them solve the real problems they experience. We often focusing on the narrow lens of internal audit and provide lower value recommendations, instead of thinking strategically as an executive of the organization.

If we want to be seen as a trusted advisor, we need to provide value and insight on areas where the executives are focused. We need to gain different perspectives to have more empathy and understanding of our audit clients. We need to be part of the solution, not another problem executives need to deal with.

Emilio Rubio has served several times as a Chief Audit Executive and in various executive management roles for companies all over the world. He provides a unique perspective as an auditor and executive manager who has seen both sides.

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Is Your Internal Audit Team Playing Varsity or JV Ball?

Is Your Internal Audit Team Playing Varsity or JV Ball?

August 13, 2019

If you are ignored by other executives and frustrated getting resources you need, chances are you're playing at the junior varsity (JV) instead of varsity level. In this episode we'll explore some questions to ask so you can assess which one you are really playing, and provide some guidance on how you can level-up your playing so you make the varsity team in your organization.

If you'd like to join the webinar Jason mentioned on influence in this episode, you can register at: https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/Powerful-Everyday-Opportunities-to-Persuade-that-are-Lasting-and-Ethical-Influence-PEOPLE

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I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

August 6, 2019

The Beatles were right when they said "I get by with a little help from my friends." In fact the only way we get by is with help from our friends. Sometime though we get the idea we need push forward and do everything ourself. I get it. We are taught to be independent and do things ourself. This was engrained in me my whole life.

The truth is, we all need the help of others and need to be there to help others. In fact, if you don't think you need help ... you probably needs the most help. Also, the further we get in our career, the more we need help, but the less we reach out.

Trying to do the job alone often leads to emotional, psychological, and even physical pain. Yes, you'll hear how I broke my hand trying to do it by myself, and also a story of a bricklayer trying to do the job alone that I heard almost 30 years ago that has stuck with me ever since.

I even need your help, and when you listen, you'll find out how.

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Three Lines of Defense - Comments on the IIA Exposure Document

Three Lines of Defense - Comments on the IIA Exposure Document

July 30, 2019

The IIA recently published an Exposure Document on the Three Lines of Defense Model. Listen to my comments and suggestions for improving the Three Lines of Defense Model and how we can improve our coordination and collaboration with other assurance groups in organizations.

To listen and for complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

I'm curious to hear your suggestions. Make sure to download the document (see link below) and comment below on social media to let me know what you think.

Three Lines of Defense Review & Survey Open 20 June–19 September 2019
https://global.theiia.org/about/about-internal-auditing/Pages/Three-Lines-of-Defense-Review-Exposure-Document-and-Survey.aspx

The comment period is open until 19 September 2019.

How a Total Quality Mindset Can Help Internal Audit Add Real Value with Amanda “Jo” Erven

How a Total Quality Mindset Can Help Internal Audit Add Real Value with Amanda “Jo” Erven

July 23, 2019

We are not talking about the buzz word "quality audits" or how to audit Total Quality Management (TQM) processes, but instead how to incorporate TQM principles into the internal audit activity to add real value to our customers. Just as the TQM principles have changed the manufacturing processes, as proven methods to increase quality of goods and profit in organizations, a TQA mindset will increase the quality of audits and ensure you are meeting customer needs, continuously improving, and positively affecting management and culture. Learn the six things you need to do to start incorporating TQA in your audit activity.

Jason Mefford is joined by Amanda "Jo" Erven, the President and Founder of Audit Consulting Education, LLC a firm specializing in progressive Internal Auditing and managment consulting. You can get a copy of her book: "Total Quality Auditing: How a Total Quality Mindset Can Help Internal Audit Add Real Value" on Amazon or her website: auditconsultingeducation.com. If you'd like to attend Jo's monthly webcasts on Total Quality Auditing, you can learn more at totalqualityauditing.com 

For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/ 

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 

The Importance of Having Community in Your Personal and Professional Life

The Importance of Having Community in Your Personal and Professional Life

July 20, 2019

This week's episode is a little different. We talk about baseball, the IIA's International Conference in Anaheim and having community in your life. We aren't talking about networking: shaking hands, passing business cards, and then leaving. We are talking about making real human connections that develop into friendships and a sense of community that is there to support each other. If you don't have a sense of community in your personal and professional life, it's time to get it now.

Since my breakout session at the IIA's International conference was sold out (standing room only so they turned away people due to fire code issues) I am doing an encore presentation via webinar with cRisk Academy on 30 July. Here's the link so you can register to learn about "How to Become a More Mindful and Emotionally Intelligent Leader" https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/How-to-Become-a-More-Mindful-and-Emotionally-Intelligent-Leader 

If you'd like to experience the tribute to Tyler Skaggs that I saw at the Los Angeles Angel's game, check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whKZHGXepzY 

For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

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

Moving Internal Audit to the Strategic Level with Norman Marks

Moving Internal Audit to the Strategic Level with Norman Marks

July 20, 2019

In order to really add value to your organization, internal audit has to move to the strategic level. Too often we spend our time in the details and weeds and then wonder why executives are not interested in what we have to say. If you are being ignored, you are probably not talking and acting at the strategic level. Unless we focus on what is relevant to executives and the board, we risk being viewed as as not adding value and even worse irrelevant.

Jason Mefford is joined by Norman Marks, a retired Chief Audit Executive, Chief Risk Officer and thought leader to discuss what internal audit needs to do to move up to the strategic level and get a seat at the big kids' table.

For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

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

Giving Up Some Independence is OK, but Lack of Objectivity Will Kill You

Giving Up Some Independence is OK, but Lack of Objectivity Will Kill You

July 20, 2019

Independence and objectivity are two words I hear auditors use incorrectly all the time. Even though the standards describe internal audit as being independent and objective, the truth is very few internal audit functions are truly independent, but we have to remain objective. While we may not be able to control our independence (don't worry I explain in the episode) we have complete control over being objective.

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." Warren Buffet. While lacking objectivity won't really get you "killed" it can definitely get you fired.

For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

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

Invest in Yourself or Nobody Else Will

Invest in Yourself or Nobody Else Will

July 20, 2019

As we move forward in our career it's easy to wake up one day and realize we haven't really invested in ourselves in years. I know, cause I've been there too. We get so busy dealing with the day-to-day stresses on our job, trying to balance life-work commitments that we don't take time to invest in ourselves. We become dependent on our employer to provide or pay for training, and when that doesn't happen we usually stop taking the time for personal development. After all, we have so much else on our plate, and we don't believe we "have" the time or money.

In this episode, I discuss two "gods" of the strings that we can learn a lot about how to become an expert in our craft. It takes, blood, sweat and tears ... of daily / weekly / monthly consistent dedication ... and a mindset to "make" the time or money investment in ourselves. Learn how these two individuals put in the time to become icons of their instruments.

If you want to be at the top of your game, you have to make time and invest in yourself. If you don't do it, nobody else will think it's important either. When we do invest, we may not become "gods," but the sky in definitely the limit on what we can accomplish.

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For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/ 

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 

Avoiding Resistance by Using the Principles of Influence with Brian Ahearn

Avoiding Resistance by Using the Principles of Influence with Brian Ahearn

July 20, 2019

Auditors experience resistance from audit clients and others in the organization on a regular basis. Using the six principles of Influence helps build relationships, overcome objections, and help people take action. Incorporating these principles into your work and personal life will help you persuade without manipulation and avoid the extra stress caused by resistance.

Jason Mefford is joined by Brian Ahearn, Chief Influence Officer of Influence People and one of only 20 certified trainers in the world on the Cialdini Influence Methodology. You can learn more about Brian at: influencepeople.biz, or by connecting with him on LinkedIn.

For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

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