February 10, 2020

​After 440 Blogs, There Is One Topic I Dread Most

Today marks exactly 11 years since Internal Auditor magazine published the first post of Chambers on the Profession. When I wrote that first blog post on Feb. […]
January 27, 2020

Are Assaults on Truth Hastening a Doomsday?

For billions of people around the world, Jan. 23 was a day like any other. However, for a select group of scientists, public policy experts, and […]
October 28, 2019

Internal Auditing and the Public Good

Regular readers of my blog understand the emphasis I place on internal audit’s role in helping organizations achieve their objectives. It is integral to the Definition […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
April 1, 2019

​Every “Where Was Internal Audit” Moment Presents an Opportunity

One of the constant challenges for internal audit is to overcome being the unwelcome guest at the party. So, it is not a common occurrence when […]
January 28, 2019

Being the Bearer of Bad News Is Never Easy for Internal Audit

Every profession has its ups and downs, and internal audit is certainly no exception. In fact, some of the most awkward and, yes, even painful moments […]