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Relevance and Relationships with Hal Garyn

Relevance and Relationships with Hal Garyn

June 30, 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 Chief Audit Executive and struggling with either of these, please reach out to me. Send me an email or message me through LinkedIn.

Lead Your Team Well

Lead Your Team Well

June 23, 2020

I've had the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song "Teach Your Children" in my head this week, which made me ponder about how we need to also "lead our team well."

"You who are on the road, must have a code that you can live by" which I believe is servant leadership.

We don't often talk about leadership, or have leadership training opportunities for ourselves or our team in internal audit, but these skills are some of the most important ones for us to acquire and develop. Exactly the sort of thing we work on in the CAE Forum.

When we show up as a servant leader, productivity increases, we work less, have less stress and you "can look at them and sigh, and know they love you."

I can't cover everything in one episode, so here is a great leadership training opportunity for you and your team. Make sure to share this with your whole team ... and it's free. When you learn and implement these four secrets you will see an increase productivity.

4 Secrets to Leading Productive and Thriving Audit Teams
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 · 9:00 AM PDT

Here's to leading your team well this next week!

Get Out Of Bed With Marty Stanley

Get Out Of Bed With Marty Stanley

June 16, 2020

Imagine you are in your BED and just don't want to get out. You might feel a little fear, depression or shame. You want to pull up the covers and stay exactly where you are, but it's time to flip off the covers, jump in your canoe and start paddling with your OAR and go from playing the role of a victim to becoming the victor.

I'm joined by my dear friend Marty Stanley on this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast to discuss her "Get Out of B.E.D." model. A simple model you can remember and use to get you out of blame, excuses, denial / drama and instead take ownership, accountability, and responsibility for you actions. Get out a pen and paper so you can draw the model and we talk through each part.

This simple model has helped me for years and I am so excited to share Marty and her model with each of you.

To get a copy of the Get Out of B.E.D. model and connect with Marty, visit her website: http://alteringoutcomes.com/ email her at: martystanley@alteringoutcomes.com, or connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martystanley/


RESPECT for Internal Audit

RESPECT for Internal Audit

June 9, 2020

I hear some Chief Audit Executives complaining they "don't get no respect" like a Rodney Dangerfield comedy skit. When Dangerfield said it, it was funny. Not so if you find your self saying that in real life.

In this week's #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I discuss RESPECT for internal audit. You see, respect is a two way street. There are some things we need to do as individuals and as a profession to get the respect we want. I dig into some questions to ask yourself and practical steps you can start taking today.

And ... an episode about RESPECT wouldn't be complete unless I sang a little Aretha Franklin, and told a few Rodney Dangerfield jokes too.

Please share this episode with your friends and colleagues.

If you are a CAE, book your call to join a community of like-minded CAEs in the CAE Forum. When you join the CAE Forum you will get much more clarity on exactly how you can get the RESPECT you deserve and elevate the status of internal audit in your organization. https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum

Time Keeps On Slipping Slipping

Time Keeps On Slipping Slipping

June 2, 2020

If I could save time in a bottle, ahhh those beautiful words from Jim Croce. Problem is you can't. The one thing all humans have an equal amount of is time ... the challenge for most of us it just keeps slipping, slipping away and we wake up years later in exactly the same place.

The quality of your life depends on the choices you make and how you "take" time. It's time to quit complaining or thinking you don't "have enough time" or "now is not a good time." TODAY is the best day to start making changes and take the time to have a better life.

Listen in on this week's #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/ or where ever you enjoy listening to podcasts, like Apple Podcasts. While you are there, please leave a review so you can be featured on a future episode.

Oh, and for those of you that enjoy it, the guitar comes out again in this episode :)

One thing that is slipping, slipping away is your ability to join the Chief Audit Executive Forum. If you are a #chiefauditexecutive and ready to take your career to the limit in a community of like-minded peers, book your call and join the #CAE Forum: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum

Your career will thank you, and so will your sanity.


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