Jamming with Jason Mefford
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

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

Developing Relationships to Get a Seat at the Table with Hal Garyn

Developing Relationships to Get a Seat at the Table with Hal Garyn

March 9, 2021

Where does Internal Audit report? How does this affect your independence and how can you use this to be able to lead an effective internal audit group?
Getting a seat at the table is built upon what value you bring to the organization as well as what percieved future value you will bring as well. 
Professional relationships are going to be one way that we can raise awareness to the value that we provide, and these relationships may go beyond our direct report. 
 
In today's episode we meet again with Hal Garyn to discuss how to develop professional relationships to help further your career. 

Flashback Friday: Control any Conversation in a Remote Work Environment

Flashback Friday: Control any Conversation in a Remote Work Environment

March 5, 2021

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

Lessons from a CAE with Mike Joyce

Lessons from a CAE with Mike Joyce

March 1, 2021

In today's episode we speak with Mike Joyce. We learn about volunteer opportunities that can gain you useful knowledge in your audit career, along with interdepartmental symbiosis that can allow for a much smoother audit process. 

If you still want even more. Then you will definitely want to tune in to hear Mike's advice to newer auditors, or his pointers for auditors that are aspiring to become CAEs. 

Mike Joyce is the Chief Auditor and Compliance Officer with Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association in Chicago. He also served as the Chairman of the Board for the Institute of Internal Auditors.

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