Jamming with Jason E5: Companies Lag on Improving Risk Management and Climbing El Capitan with Joe McCafferty

A recently released study from the AICPA and NC State show that despite the constant drumbeat for improving and formalizing risk management processes, most organizations are still way behind in their efforts. When 60% agree the volume and complexity or risk have changed extensively over the last five years, and 65% of boards are call…

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Hard at Work in the Recording Studio

If you’ve been wondering, where’s Jason? Here’s the answer. Just like not seeing your favorite band on tour, since they are in the recording studio cutting a new album, I’ve been hard at work in the recording studio too. Here’s an update on what I’ve been working on recently. You’ll see me mainly on my…

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Jamming with Jason E4: Internal Audit Must Embrace Change, or Sink Like a Stone

I spent the last several months interviewing many chief audit executives (CAEs) from all over the world to gain a better understanding of the current state of internal audit. What I found is that not only is the pace of change accelerating at an alarming rate, but along with the mounting challenges come plenty of…

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Jamming with Jason E3: Creating a Support Network and Some Werewolves in London

When we try to go through this thing called life and our career alone, the road is hard and usually full of landmines. It’s better to admit we need help and create or join a group that can be a support network and group of advisors before the stress and pressures from work spill over…

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Jamming with Jason E2: Are You Really a Trusted Advisor?

Many support functions in organizations want to be seen as a “trusted advisor” to the business, and internal audit is no exception. There is an aspiration to provide value, so we work really hard proving to ourselves that we are adding value, but other don’t see it and tend to runaway. “And I wonder, I…

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Jamming with Jason E1: A Little Ditty and Some Elephants in the Room

In this first episode of Jamming with Jason you’ll hear a little ditty about the show – format, content, and why this show is being produced. We’ll also discuss some of the elephants in the room related to internal audit, the topics of many future shows. This is a real and unscripted show about what…

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Get Help by Helping Other People

Asking for help doesn’t mean you’re weak, it means you have courage. As I am preparing for an upcoming speech, I was reminded about a story I heard when I was a young man about a bricklayer trying to do the job alone (see link below). He got hurt. I’ve gotten hurt when trying to…

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Get the Horse Before the Cart

Don’t make the classic mistake of buying the cart before the horse. Before you spend millions of dollars on fancy technology tools and processes, spend time on strategy and awareness. Understand and explain the “why” before you get into the “what” Here’s a little video to explain: Don’t make the mistake of buying the equivalent…

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Are Ineffective Controls Increasing Your Risk? … Out of Control

Are ineffective controls increasing your risk? Probably. Organizations have many ineffective controls that are a waste of time and money, but ineffective controls can actually increase your risk as well. To learn more, check out this video:     We have to be comfortable being a little out of control when managing risk. As a…

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When Life Gets Crazy Busy – Just Breathe

One of the most common things I hear from people is how busy and stressed they feel. If you feel that way too, here is quick video to share some tips for reducing stress when you feel overwhelmed. Guess what, you’re also much more productive when you do, and get a lot more done in…

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