Jamming with Jason Mefford
Flashback Friday: Creating the Space for Conscious Innovation with Mayumi Young

Flashback Friday: Creating the Space for Conscious Innovation with Mayumi Young

November 27, 2020

In today's #jammingwithjason episode I'm sharing a great episode from the #fireandearthpodcast where Kathy Gruver and Jason Mefford speak with Mayumi Young about how we find #happiness and meaning in life. 

Through asking the right questions and finding our own "bread crumbs" we will be able to facilitate wonderful and powerful changes in our lives to reach our ultimate potential ... and all of this is coming from someone trained as a CPA :)

E122 Corporate and Individual Integrity with John Fanning

E122 Corporate and Individual Integrity with John Fanning

November 24, 2020

In today's episode we discuss with John Fanning (V.P. of Business Development with Integrity Risk International) how important ethics are in today's businesses. Many companies treat ethics as a checklist and don't seem to actively promote a positive ethical culture within their organization. 

Integrity is an important trait not only personally, but on a corporate level as well. Businesses with integrity will make positive changes when problems are found. 

In order to foster a positive culture within our organizations we need to stand by what we say even if short term gains may seem to suffer, because long term gains will greatly benefit. 

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

Your Title Doesn’t Make You a Leader

Your Title Doesn’t Make You a Leader

November 20, 2020

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

E120 Ground-Breaking Insight into the Current and Future State of Internal Audit with Colleen Knuff

E120 Ground-Breaking Insight into the Current and Future State of Internal Audit with Colleen Knuff

November 17, 2020

If you ask over 1,000 #internalaudit groups what they are doing different based on the changes we've seen in 2020, what do you think you would find?
Well in this #jammingwithjason episode I'm talking with Colleen Knuff from Wolters Kluwer TeamMate about the research they have collected and what insights it can tell us about the current and future state of internal audit and the direction you should be taking. 

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/ to learn more about: 1. continuous risk assessments, 2. adopting an agile audit approach, 3. increasing the use of data analytics.

Here are a couple of things you can start doing now.
1. Get more continuous in your risk assessment and linking what you do to the key objectives of your organization. Learn how here: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf
2. Get more agile in your internal audit approach. Learn how here: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/caap/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf
3. Learn how to start incorporating more data analytics in your work: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/courses/category/data-analytics

To participate in the Touchstone Research for Internal Audit, visit:

Flashback Friday: Finding New Ways to Thrive with Mike Smith

Flashback Friday: Finding New Ways to Thrive with Mike Smith

November 13, 2020

As the world changes, we have to find new ways of doing things ... and this is definitely true of #internalaudit that has been operating relatively unchanged using a traditional approach for decades. What will our relationship with the board, management, and the #chiefauditexecutive be like in this new brave world?

I'm joined by Mike Smith to discuss finding new ways to thrive in this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast. We discuss this as well as how to be your whole self at work.

Mike Smith is the U.S. Intelligent Automation and Solution Lead for Internal Audit at KPMG.


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

Communicating in a Way to Increase Trust with Ann Butera

Communicating in a Way to Increase Trust with Ann Butera

November 10, 2020

Does the way you communicate affect whether others trust you? 
Much, much more than you realize. In this #jammingwithjason episode I speak with Ann Butera about how to make changes in the way we communicate so we are exhibiting all three behaviors of trust.

You'll be amazed at how some little things we do every day aren't communicated to others the way we expected and are actually eroding trust, making it much more difficult for us in our work. No matter how good you think you communicate, we can all do better by incorporating Ann's wisdom.

Imagine how much easier your life will be when you learn how to say anything to anybody.

#internalaudit #communication 

Flashback Friday: A Tale of Two Careers

Flashback Friday: A Tale of Two Careers

November 6, 2020

It was the best of times, it was the worst of time, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. These words from Charles Dickens "The Tale of Two Cities" is the inspiration for this week's episode.

Two auditors start out graduating from similar universities, get similar starting positions, but in 10 years those two auditors are in very different places.

One is still a junior or senior auditor and the other is a director or chief audit executive earning 3-5 times the salary of the first auditor.

Do you know the difference between these two auditors?

Find out in this week's #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast. Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

When you are ready to take your career as a #chiefauditexecutive to the next level, join the CAE Briefing executive leadership program mentioned in this episode at: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing

Join thousands of lifelong learners in internal audit, risk and compliance at: With hundreds of learning options, you are sure to find exactly what you need: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf


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

Best Of: RESPECT for Internal Audit

Best Of: RESPECT for Internal Audit

November 3, 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

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