Jamming with Jason Mefford
When to Get Help in Fraud Investigations with Guido Van Drunen

When to Get Help in Fraud Investigations with Guido Van Drunen

April 13, 2021

A man who has been on both sides of the fence, as well sitting on the fence itself when it comes to fraud investigation, Guido Van Drunen has a great wealth of experience with plenty of information to share in today's episode!

From running investigations in South Africa, Madagascar, Greece, United States, The EU and more we cover a vast list of mistakes to avoid and helpful tips to use while running your own fraud investigations. 

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Flashback Friday: The Importance of Having Community in Your Personal and Professional Life

Flashback Friday: The Importance of Having Community in Your Personal and Professional Life

April 9, 2021

This week's episode is a little different. We talk about baseball 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.

There is a community for #ChiefAuditExecutive that you may not know about: the CAE Forum. When you are ready for a consistent, confidential community of like-minded #CAE schedule you call to join at: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum

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

What’s Holding Most Chief Audit Executives Back

What’s Holding Most Chief Audit Executives Back

April 6, 2021

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.

If you are a CAE and serious about joining a consistent, confidential community with other CAEs so you can reduce the stress in your job, are ready to elevate the status of internal audit in your organization, and improve your executive presence, the CAE Forum is for you.

And really wouldn't you rather have less stress than continue doing it all by yourself?? Of course you would!

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

Schedule your call to join the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Forum. We are accepting new member application during April 2021. https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum

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

Flashback Friday: Go From Being One of the Team to Leading the Team with Bruce Turner

Flashback Friday: Go From Being One of the Team to Leading the Team with Bruce Turner

April 2, 2021

I'm talking with my friend Bruce Turner again about his recent book "Team Leader’s Guide to Internal Audit Leadership" in this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast.

The role of #internalaudit team leaders is being reshaped to accommodate the recognition of Chief Audit Executives (CAEs) as trusted advisors within the C-suite. This requires team leaders to transition to a higher level by providing practical, meaningful ideas to optimize internal audit’s value proposition through attuned, balanced, and credible day-to-day audit engagement activities.

His book provides fresh, timely, and higher-level insights on the expanding role of team leaders, and the need for them to deliver internal auditing services on a day-to-day basis that optimize the value proposition for the benefit of internal audit’s stakeholders.

Bruce Turner, has more than 40 years of practitioner and leadership experience in internal auditing, including being the Chief Audit Executive at several organizations. He has recruited dozens of new auditors into internal audit roles throughout his career and watched proudly as their careers blossomed.

You can find his book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088YTMHD6/

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Ask Better Questions with Robert Berry

Ask Better Questions with Robert Berry

March 30, 2021

In todays episode we're joined with Robert Berry to discuss how to ask better questions. By asking better questions we will end up getting better answers which will allow us to perform better audits. 

From overcoming the fear of looking stupid or the fear of failing, to taking an interest in the people around you, you will be able to communicate better with others and thus ask better questions and advance your career!

To get all of the secrets for how to ask better questions, get better answers, and perform better audits, get a copy of Robert's book at: https://thatauditguy.com/ask-get-perform-book/ reach out to him on LinkedIn or through his website: https://thatauditguy.com/

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Flashback Friday: Invest in Yourself or Nobody Else Will

Flashback Friday: Invest in Yourself or Nobody Else Will

March 26, 2021

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.

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

Get Out of the Echo Chamber

Get Out of the Echo Chamber

March 23, 2021

You're in an echo chamber and probably don't even realize it. In this #JammingwithJason #podcast episode we look into how your echo chambers are probably holding you back in realizing your potential, and how you can break free.

I'm also sharing some thoughts on the recently released 2021 North American Pulse of #InternalAudit report. Take a listen and then read the report for yourself. Choose what to believe and what not to believe. Most importantly, make your own decisions and stop letting other people tell you what to believe and what to do. 

True freedom comes when you free your mind.

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

Flashback Friday: Your Title Doesn’t Make You a Leader

Flashback Friday: Your Title Doesn’t Make You a Leader

March 19, 2021

Have you ever worked for a horrible boss? If you are like most people, a couple of faces just popped into your mind.

We've all worked with horrible bosses who didn't use Intuitive Leadership, Neural Influence, or Mental Mastery... and it's HARD to be a leader without them, and painful for the people you work with if you don't.

I'm talking about #leadership in this #jammingwithjason episode. Technical skills and a fancy title, doesn't make you a good leader. In fact, you may be a horrible boss and not even realize it. 

What does it take to be a leader with executive presence who can navigate through the politics, the good times, and the challenging times? Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/ to find out.

When you are ready to start practicing and getting the skills to make you successful when you get in a game time leadership situation, join the Briefing Leadership Program at: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing

Balancing Work / Life Commitments When Working from Home with Dawn Vogel

Balancing Work / Life Commitments When Working from Home with Dawn Vogel

March 16, 2021

With the removal of the work / life compartmentalization the world of covid can affect our productivity quite a lot.

From finding workspace at home, raising children, internet bandwidth issues, and dealing with life in general, adaptability is key. 

Today we're joined by Dawn Vogel who will share tips with us on how to handle this added stress of working at home. 

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

Flashback Friday: Community and Coaching

Flashback Friday: Community and Coaching

March 12, 2021

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.

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

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