Jamming with Jason Mefford
JWJ Encore: A Tale of Two Careers

JWJ Encore: A Tale of Two Careers

December 29, 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

Flashback Friday: It’s ALL About Relationships

Flashback Friday: It’s ALL About Relationships

December 25, 2020

The quality of your personal and professional life comes down to the quality of your relationships, but don't take my word for it. Harvard University has been running a study on adult development since 1938, and that is what they concluded too.

Successful executives know it all comes down to how well they manage relationships with themselves, their staff, and their stakeholders. Almost every challenge you have in life has to root cause of a relationship issue.

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode we dig into some of the things you need to be proficient doing every day, and every week to manage your self, stakeholders and staff so you can be an effective leaders.

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

I'm so passionate about this topic that I even created a whole executive leadership program to give leaders the skills they need to succeed as a confident leader.

Even though it's specifically designed for internal audit leaders, the topics and skill taught in the Briefing Leadership Program is relevant for anyone.

When you are ready to become a relationship ninja, register NOW at: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing

Real World Intentional Living with Sean Rosensteel

Real World Intentional Living with Sean Rosensteel

December 22, 2020

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I take a little break from the technical and professional aspects of our career to talk with my friend Sean Rosensteel about being more intentional in our living.

Many people put their head down and focus completely on only one or two aspects of their life and wake up years later wondering what happened. 

It's like going through school and only focusing on one or two subjects and come report card time realizing we failed our other courses. The problem is in the real world "failing courses" can often mean losing relationships, stress and regret.

Being intentional in our lives allows us to consider what really matters most at this point in your life, doing regular check-ins, course correcting, and finding lifelong learning opportunities and communities of like minded people in all aspects of our life.

If you're the kind of person who wants to get the most out of life by being intentional and living a wholistic full life, then this episode is for you.

To get a free copy of Sean's book "The School of Intentional Living" visit his website: https://www.seanrosensteel.com/

Flashback Friday: When Are You Going to Stop Beating a Dead Horse?

Flashback Friday: When Are You Going to Stop Beating a Dead Horse?

December 18, 2020

Ever heard the expression "beating a dead horse?" It has nothing to do with animal cruelty, but simply means a particular effort is a waste of time as there will be no outcome.

Well there are some efforts #internalaudit continues to push that are also as big a waste of time as beating a dead horse, and in this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I'm going to talk about them in a very candid way.

If you find yourself doing these things, it's time to STOP. You are wasting your energy and likely damaging the reputation and relevance of internal audit in your organization.

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/ or wherever you enjoy listening to podcasts.

Jamming with Jason has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to internal audit leaders, and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance. If you want to up-level your life and career you need to be listening each week.

Join the leadership program Jason mentioned in this episode here: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing

Control any Conversation in a Remote Work Environment

Control any Conversation in a Remote Work Environment

December 15, 2020

Have you had a conversation this last month that just didn't go the way you expected??? If you're like most people I'm sure you have. Might have been at work, might have been in your personal life ... and I'm guessing with the holidays coming there are some conversations you aren't looking forward to with family, friends, or maybe that staff member you need to deliver a difficult message to about their performance.

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I share how you can control any conversation, get people to take action, and make quicker, better decisions.

Listen to the entire episode at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

Imagine how much more confidence you will have when you know exactly what to say and do so you can control any conversation ... even in a remote work environment. When you are ready, join us in the Briefing Leadership Program at: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing

Registration ends on Tuesday, 22 December so make sure to get in before the doors close.

Flashback Friday: The Courage to Change

Flashback Friday: The Courage to Change

December 11, 2020

Change is hard. Especially when we have been indoctrinated for years to believe certain things that often are just not true. It takes courage to change, but if we want to change the world we have to change.

Are you the kind of person who wants to keep doing traditional #internalaudit likes its been done for 100 years, or are you ready for change to become more relevant and add more value to your organization and have a more fulfilled career? The choice is yours. Keep riding in a horse and buggy, or upgrade to an automobile?

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast we jump into how to break free of the past and have the courage to be the change we want to see if our profession and the world.

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

If you are the kind of person who is ready for change and want to increase your emotional intelligence, use psychology and influence so you develop and improve relationships, and become a better leader, the Briefing Leadership Program is exactly right for you. Join at: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing

Objective Centric and Demand Driven Internal Auditing with Tim Leech

Objective Centric and Demand Driven Internal Auditing with Tim Leech

December 8, 2020

Which centric approach are you following?
I'm speaking with the legendary Tim Leech about the difference between objective, risk, compliance, process, and control centric approaches ... and centric is not the same as based. 

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/ and learn the difference so you can start improving the value you add to your organization.

Risk-based internal auditing is objective-centric when you actually link to key objectives ... a critical step most in #internalaudit forget. "Risk ranking an audit universe based on another centric model, does not risk-based internal audit make." Yoda :)

When you are ready to become objective-centric and risk-based check out how you can get the step-by-step process for getting started: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf

Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations

December 4, 2020

How do you deliver difficult messages, without damaging relationships?

Have you ever tried to discuss something challenging with an audit client, and you get some type of condescending behavior or response?

Did the conversation just not go as you had expected?

Have you, unintentionally, disrupted a key relationship because you just didn't see eye to eye?

I understand. We've all been there.

Conversation you were used to having in person are now done virtually. If you are like most people you are still trying to figure out the best way to have these conversations with your staff and stakeholders now that we are working remotely.

There are ways to deliver difficult messages, and not damage key relationships along the way. In fact, it's EASY when you use Intuitive Leadership, Neural Influence, and Mental Mastery skills, which is what I'm talking about in this #jammingwithjason episode.

For more on this, join me for a free one-hour discussion where we will explain exactly how to make difficult conversations more comfortable and EASY.

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:00 AM PST
Cost: FREE
Field: Personal Development
CPE: 1 hour

There is limited seating for this special event and it's filling up quickly, so register now at: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/difficultconversations2020-12-08

#internalaudit #leadership

Agile Auditing Doesn’t Mean Faster with Toby DeRoche

Agile Auditing Doesn’t Mean Faster with Toby DeRoche

December 1, 2020

We've been talking about agile auditing for years, so why are a few succeeding and others are reluctant to embrace it or failing in their implementation? 

Agile doesn't mean faster, and it doesn't apply to just one part of the audit process. It is a paradigm shift and one of the most important changes to #internalaudit in many years.

I am talking with Toby DeRoche, who has spent the last several years understanding exactly how to apply the principles of agile into the whole audit process in a practical way. What works, what doesn't, what organizations are really doing that are successful, and is here to share so you can make the shift to agile auditing and avoid the painful learning curve.

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

When you are ready for the step-by-step "how to" for agile auditing, learn more about the Certified Agile Auditor Professional (cAAP) course mentioned during this episode at: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/caap/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf/

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