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July 9, 2019

​California’s Earthquakes and Europe’s Heat Wave: The Latest Gray Swans

Last week, I arrived in California early to prepare for The IIA’s 2019 International Conference. While relaxing a bit outside my hotel on July 4, I […]
July 1, 2019

Exposing Internal Audit’s Work: Too Much of a Good Thing?

The CPA Journal recently published a provocative article, “The Benefits of Internal Audit Disclosures,” which examined research into what investors know about internal audit functions, how […]
June 27, 2019

7 Characteristics of the Virtuous Internal Auditor

As part of unofficial “Internal Audit Self-awareness Month,” I am featuring blog posts from the past that focus on looking inward. This theme is just as […]
June 24, 2019

​7 Deadly Internal Audit Sins

As part of unofficial “Internal Audit Self-awareness Month,” I am featuring blog posts from the past that focus on looking inward. This theme is just as […]
June 17, 2019

Writing an Impactful Audit Report: 6 Tips for Being More Persuasive

As part of unofficial “Internal Audit Self-awareness Month,” I am featuring blog posts from the past that focus on looking inward. This theme is just as […]
June 10, 2019

Why Tone Is So Important for Internal Auditors

As part of unofficial “Internal Audit Self-awareness Month,” I am featuring blog posts from the past that focus on looking inward. This theme is just as […]
June 3, 2019

What Do They Think When the Internal Auditors Are Coming?

As we wrap up International Internal Audit Awareness Month, my plan is to flip the coin for June. Just as our profession focused outward over the […]
May 26, 2019

The 5 Cs That Should Be Keeping Boards (and Auditors) Awake at Night

I traveled to South Africa earlier this month to speak at an Institute of Directors (IOD) event in Johannesburg. In addition to interacting with seasoned corporate […]
May 20, 2019

Did the “Watchdog” Bark Too Much in Glendale, Ariz.?

One of the highlights from each year’s International Internal Audit Awareness Month is the numerous public proclamations promoting the profession. They typically praise internal auditing’s role […]
May 12, 2019

To Be Good Leaders, Internal Auditors Must Also Follow

It is often said that great leaders also possess the capacity to follow. As I have gotten older, I have begun to fully appreciate how true […]