March 13, 2017

Uber: Hot New Company, Same Old Problem – Culture

Uber, the ride-sharing service that has been the darling of the upstart business world, recently suffered through a brutal series of reputational hits. By any standard, […]
March 6, 2017

Internal Auditors Must Walk Their Talk When it Comes to Efficiency

Like many chief audit executives, when I was leading an internal audit function, I periodically found management and the board questioning whether internal audit’s resources should […]
February 27, 2017

What Will The Trump Era Mean for Internal Auditors?

U.S. President Donald Trump has taken the world by storm. From tough talk and bold action on immigration and trade to media skirmishes and promises to […]
February 20, 2017

There Is No Room for Fake News or Alternative Facts in Internal Audits

I have been thinking of late about a common expression in America that comes from the classic television show, “Dragnet.” The protagonist of the gritty police […]
February 13, 2017

A Role for Trusted Advisors in Building Bridges

It seems that everywhere we look in the world, trust is in short supply. Investors struggle to maintain trust in capital markets, citizens find it difficult […]
February 10, 2017

Champions of Trust

Last month’s announcement that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus would cease operations after more than 146 years generated significant reaction across the United States. For […]
February 6, 2017

Now – No One Will Audit the Circus

Last month’s announcement that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus would cease operations after more than 146 years generated significant reaction across the United States. For […]
January 30, 2017

What 8 Years of Writing Blogs Has Taught Me About Internal Auditing

I have covered many topics relating to the day-to-day workings of internal auditing over the eight years that I have been writing this blog. The dynamic […]
January 23, 2017

Comply or Explain (To The Judge)

The U.S. Department of Justice announced this month indictments against executives at Volkswagen, air-bag manufacturer Takata, and three global banks involved in foreign currency trading. This […]
January 16, 2017

Leadership at the Speed of Risk

Much has been said and written about leadership and risk. From military and world leaders to business entrepreneurs, a common theme is that taking no risks […]