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Hike the Hills, and Climb the Mountains

  I was in San Rafael, CA the last week and have been looking at some hills outside my hotel. I decided the other day, instead of just looking at the hills, it was time to hike them. Instead of just staring at the hills and mountains in our life, take the initiative to just…

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A Holiday Risk Management Reminder

A risk management reminder for the holidays. I saw this posted in social media and had to share. Doesn’t sound like rock n roll risk management to me, but still funny (see video below):   Please be advised that anyone planning to dash through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh, going over the fields…

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Using Something as Simple as M&Ms to Manage Risk

Medical error is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. Why do medical errors kill over 250,000 people a year? Because healthcare has become so complex, with things like the adverse drug interactions of taking multiple medications, that it’s easy to make mistakes. When things are complex the likelihood of making a mistake…

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Boring Harms Risk Management’s Effectiveness

Risk management doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, the more fun we make it, the more effective it can be. I’m sure you have flown on a plan before and have heard the same boring safety demonstration at the beginning of the flight. Most people “tune out” and don’t really listen. Here is another…

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Lessons Learned at 12,000 Feet

I recently returned from a hiking trip through the John Muir Wilderness in the Sierra Mountains of California, just a few hours from my home. This was a multi-day trip that I have planned for several months with one of my adult step-sons, who recently wanted to take up hiking. Now I have a hiking…

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Don’t Try to Do the Job Alone

My parents taught me to be self-reliant. As a result, I have attempted to attack each challenge in my life head-on, by myself. It has taken me many years to realize that I cannot do all jobs alone. I need the help of others to make most of my goals become a reality. It ‘s…

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New Internal Audit Skill Needed – Data Analytics

One of the biggest changes to the future of internal audit is using more data analytics. According to Deloitte’s2016 Global Chief Audit Executive Survey, more than three-fourths (79%) of Chief Audit Executives (CAEs) around the world expect “moderate to significant” changes in internal audit in the next three to five years. Analytics are now being…

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Clearing up Some of the GRC Confusion

Are you a little confused about GRC? It seems like lots of people are talking about it, but what is GRC really and how does it help your organization? You may be asking yourself some of these questions: We already have governance, risk management, and compliance functions in our organization, so what’s new about GRC?…

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Commit to Lifelong Learning

In May 2013, Wally Taibleson walked across the graduation stage at California State University San Marcos  earning a Master of Arts in Education. Many other people received their degrees that day, but what makes Wally different, was its was his fourth degree. At 90 years old, he was also the oldest graduate in the 23-campus…

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Attend GRC Training in NYC and Receive a Free Coaching Session

Attend the next @OCEG Implementing and Integrated GRC Capability training on 22-24 May 2017 in New York City and receive a free coaching session from a top GRC expert. The GRC Professional training course is the only #GRC training approved by OCEG, the organization that invented GRC, and is taught by qualified professionals who have…

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