September 20, 2020

​We Are Here to Help You — This Time We (Really) Mean It

“We are here to help you!” That phrase seems so innocent, but those six little words are sometimes referred to as “the biggest lie of the internal […]
July 6, 2020

​Persuading Internal Audit Clients Just Got Harder

There’s an old expression — “when everyone shouts, no one listens” — that certainly rings true today. From politics to social media and even in grocery […]
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 […]
March 11, 2019

​The Journey for Internal Audit Holds Valuable Lessons

We kick off the 2019 General Audit Management (GAM) conference today in Dallas-Fort Worth with more than 1,200 in attendance either in person or through our new livestream […]
December 26, 2018

​”We Are Here to Help You”: Managing Relationships When Management Is Skeptical

“We are here to help you!” This phrase is often uttered at the opening meeting of a new internal audit engagement. The words seem so innocent, but […]
November 5, 2018

5 Future Developments That Could Elevate Internal Audit’s Stature

I have written extensively about the work internal auditors must do to fulfill their own potential and that of the profession in enhancing and protecting the […]