Jamming with Jason Mefford
Invest in Yourself or Nobody Else Will

Invest in Yourself or Nobody Else Will

June 25, 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.

To access the offer from cRisk Academy to save $100 on your first two on-demand trainings, visit: https://criskacademy.com/save100/

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


Avoiding Resistance by Using the Principles of Influence with Brian Ahearn

Avoiding Resistance by Using the Principles of Influence with Brian Ahearn

June 18, 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 and frustration 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.

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You Will Still Get Ignored with only Technical Skills and Staying Out of Harm’s Way

You Will Still Get Ignored with only Technical Skills and Staying Out of Harm’s Way

June 11, 2019

Most people in internal audit focus a lot of time and energy on technical skills, ignoring soft-skills since those are just "touchy-feely" topics anyway that aren't that important in internal audit. Think again. You will still get ignored no matter how technically competent you are. The key to being heard and moving to trusted advisor status is through developing soft-skills.

Internal audit can also be a dangerous profession (and I'm not talking about paper cuts). Learn how you can stay out of harm's way.

Make sure to join me for the breakout session at IIA International Conference on "How to Become a More Mindful and Emotionally Intelligent Leader" on Tuesday, 9 July at 12:45. If you'd like to have a mini-interview that will appear on a future episode, make sure to message me on LinkedIn, e-mail me, or stop by the Unified Compliance booth in the exhibit hall, where I'll be hanging out.

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

Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.

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Doing a Good Job Won’t Stop You From Getting Fired

Doing a Good Job Won’t Stop You From Getting Fired

June 4, 2019

Yep, you read the title correctly. Performing an excellent audit, following all of the standards, and writing a great report won't stop you from getting fired. In fact, sometimes that is what helps gets you fired. To learn more, and how to avoid those land mines, take a listen to this episode.

There is also some important information about the upcoming IIA International Conference from 7-10 July in Anaheim, California and how you can be featured on an upcoming podcast episode.

The cRisk Academy webinar referenced in this episode with Jason Mefford and Brian Ahearn on Influence is: Tuesday 7 June, 10am PDT, 1pm EDT: https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/Avoiding-Resistance-by-Using-the-Principles-of-Influence3-2019-05-21-09-30-pm

If you can't make it to the webinar, the recording will be available later at: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/

#internalauditpodcast #internalaudit #internalauditwebinar #chiefauditexecutive #influence #communication

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