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September 16, 2019

Internal Auditors Should Stand on Principles

“The intelligent have plans; the wise have principles.” —Raheel Farooq The world of internal auditing in the 21stcentury can be exhilarating, rewarding, nerve-wracking, exciting, and downright terrifying […]
September 9, 2019

6 Risk Management Lessons I Learned From Hurricane Dorian

n the following blog post, I examine what risk management lessons we can learn from the recent impact of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas and the […]
September 2, 2019

Why Social Accountability Must Be on Internal Audit’s Radar

Two significant developments in business took place at the end of August that could have profound and long-lasting impacts on how organizations operate. Internal auditors should […]
August 26, 2019

What Happens When Internal Audit Is Ignored? It Happens Too Often

TheNew York Times reported last week on what it called a “summer of crippling ransomware attacks” on Texas cities. Hackers are simultaneously holding hostage computer systems […]
August 19, 2019

​Should Internal Auditors Worry About Digital Spies in Our Midst?

During one of the lighter moments of a recent meeting at IIA Global Headquarters, the following joke was shared: Wife to husband: “Why are you always […]
August 10, 2019

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Go?

A recent CNBC report by business journalist and former Harvard Business Review editor Suzy Welch offered 4 signs it’s definitely time to quit your job. This brought […]
August 5, 2019

​Are Companies Capitulating on Cybersecurity Risks?

The latest cyber breach is raising awareness about vulnerabilities involving cloud services, insider threats, and third-party risks, reflecting how complex and intertwined cybersecurity risks can be. […]
July 29, 2019

​Internal Audit Must Monitor Ethics in the Corner Office, Too

In a recent review of PwC’s annual Strategy & CEO Success Study, I was stunned by one revealing statistic. In 2018, more CEOs lost their jobs […]
July 22, 2019

​When Culture Is the Culprit: Lessons From Toshiba, Hertz, and FIFA

Over the past four years, I have written and spoken extensively about corporate culture, its influence on good governance, and internal audit’s role in monitoring and […]
July 15, 2019

​Internal Audit May Work for the Wrong Individuals — But Not the Wrong “People”

My role as the head of a global organization offers me the opportunity to interact with people who enjoy a certain amount of celebrity and fame. […]