July 26, 2021

Internal Auditors: It’s What You Say – AND How You Say It!

We live in a world today where the words we choose are more important than ever. An insensitive comment made today is likely to elicit a […]
July 18, 2021

Courageous Internal Auditors Are Storm Chasers

As the world slowly emerges from the historic Covid-19 pandemic, I have been giving a lot of thought to the lessons the internal audit profession should […]
July 12, 2021

5 Steps to Avoid Career Burnout

As we emerge from the great pandemic, a lot of predictions and “buzz phrases” are being thrown around. One that recently captured my attention is “the […]
July 5, 2021

Six Signs You May Be the “Internal Guard-it” Department

Traditionally, internal audit was seen as a value protection element in the organization’s system of risk management and controls. It helped organizations protect value through a […]
June 28, 2021

How Internal Auditors Quietly Foster Trust in Capital Markets

Five years ago this week, I had the distinct privilege of joining several IIA colleagues on the podium of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to […]
June 16, 2021

How Space Aliens Factored Into my Most Controversial Audit

This week, members of the United States House Intelligence Committee will receive a classified briefing on a topic of universal and enduring controversy: Unidentified Flying Objects […]
June 14, 2021

For Some Audit Reports: It’s Better Never Than Late

I recently heard from an old acquaintance that I had worked with as an internal audit colleague years ago. He eventually moved on, and today holds […]
June 7, 2021

In the Face of Dire Cyber Threats – Internal Auditors Should Seize the Home Field Advantage

In October 2019, I authored an article titled: Ready or Not — Here Come the 2020s in which I offered my predictions for the decade ahead. […]
May 31, 2021

5 Reasons People Stay in Toxic Cultures

In a recently published blog, I discussed why internal auditors need to use more than their senses of sight and sound when auditing culture. I quoted […]
May 24, 2021

Auditing Culture Also Requires a Sense of “Smell”

When I launched my internal audit career, the idea of auditing the “softer” side of an organization’s culture was anathema to the profession. Back in the […]