Jamming with Jason E14: You Will Still Get Ignored with only Technical Skills and Staying Out of Harm’s Way

Most people in internal audit focus a lot of time and energy on technical skills, ignoring soft-skills since those are just “touchy-feely” topics anyway that aren’t that important in internal audit. Think again. You will still get ignored no matter how technically competent you are. The key to being heard and moving to trusted advisor…

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Fire & Earth Podcast: E27 Getting out of the Weeds that are Slowing You Down with Sara Caputo

Are you at the top of your triangle doing your most important work, or wasting your time in the weeds? If you are like most people, you find yourself buried in the weeds during much of each week feeling unproductive. We are joined by Sara Caputo, a productivity expert, who shares her practical “Top Triangle”…

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Jamming with Jason E13: Doing a Good Job Won’t Stop You From Getting Fired

Yep, you read the title correctly. Performing an excellent audit, following all of the standards, and writing a great report won’t stop you from getting fired. In fact, sometimes that is what gets you fired. To understand what usually does get you fired, and how to avoid the land mines, take a listen to this…

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Fire & Earth Podcast: E26 Lessons Learned from 25 Amazing Episodes

Over the last 25 episodes of the Fire and Earth Podcast, we have talked to some amazing guests and learned a lot. In this episode we share some highlights from previous episodes and how we have changed ourselves, by incorporating what we’ve learned into our daily lives. #fireandearthpodcast

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Jamming with Jason E12: The Big 3 Certifications and Developing a Personal Learning Development Plans with Karl Stingily

Certifications are an important part of developing one’s career, but you need to focus on the right certifications and learning. We’ll discuss the Big-3 certifications (the ones internal auditors should have) and how to make informed decisions about the training and learning needs to move your career forward. Hint: it’s not about just getting alphabet…

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Fire & Earth Podcast: E25 Solving the Productivity Puzzle with Sara Caputo

If we could just improve our productivity we wouldn’t waste so much time, missing out on what we really want in life. We are joined by Sara Caputo, an environmental therapist and productivity expert, who helps us solve the productivity puzzle with a practical model (The Productivity Puzzle Worksheet) on managing your physical space, calendar,…

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Jamming with Jason E11: Making the Shift to Agile Auditing with Rick Wright

Moving to an agile internal audit approach is a big shift in mindset. It is not just performing audits in a more nimble or lean way. It is about using agile methodologies to transform the whole audit process. This method produces a more collaborative approach with the audit client, a more self-managed team mentality, and…

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Fire & Earth Podcast: E24 Getting Back on the Wagon When You Fall Off

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. When we set our mind to do something and then fall short we have options: dust yourself off and hop back on the wagon, or wallow in self pity. In this episode we discuss some practical steps you can take to put things in…

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Jamming with Jason E10: Adding More Value and Becoming a Trusted Advisor by Bucking Tradition with Dan Clark

Internal audit has established some great traditions over the years. As Tevye, the character from Fiddler on the Roof said: “Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions our lives would be as shaky as… as a fiddler on the roof!” Later; however, Tevye realizes, “our old ways were once new, weren’t they?” We have to be willing…

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Fire & Earth Podcast: E23 Communication Breakdown – How to Avoid It

Let’s face it, sometimes we have communication breakdowns that increase our stress and damage our relationships. Learn how to be more mindful in your communications by being present, listening, asking questions, knowing the other person’s communication preference and reversing your buts. #fireandearthpodcast #communication

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