Powerful and Compelling Reasons to Invest in Yourself

I had the great pleasure of attending my local Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) meeting this last week where Larry Harrington, the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) of Raytheon, and the current Chairman of the Board for IIA spoke.  Larry’s theme for this year is “Invest in Yourself” and I was struck by how simple, and…

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January 2016 Newsletter – Re-Post

Re-posting the information from my January 2016 Newsletter, for those of you who have not yet subscribed to my newsletter. To get registered to receive future newsletter, please Register Here.   The past couple of weeks I have been on the road teaching a GRC Professional training course in Singapore, and a Risk-Based Internal Audit,…

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The Easy Way to Assess GRC Capabilities

Organizations need a natural progression and interaction between governance, risk management and compliance (GRC). Regulatory fines, the global nature of business, and the complexity of technology demand it. As a GRC professional, or auditor, how do you provide assurance on the GRC capabilities within your organization? Where do you turn? Don’t reinvent the wheel —…

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New Book with Brian Tracy

My agent just got me a publishing deal with CelebrityPress® to co-author a book with Brian Tracy called Masters of Success. I have finished a chapter of the book, which I am posting below.  It discusses the importance of using Principled Performance as a way to make better business decisions.  I would encourage you to…

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The GRC Certification Worth Having

Not all certifications are created equal. As someone interested in GRC, you may be wondering which certifications add the most value to your resume or CV. The answer from the industry seems clear that the GRC Professional is the best overall certification for someone in GRC. The GRC Professional certification has been recognized as: Governance…

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Top Ten List – Questions About GRC Certifications

My colleague, Carole Switzer, President of OCEG, just did a fabulous post about some of the top questions we get about OCEG GRC certifications.  I want to share it with you in case you have any of the same questions or are considering how to get certified in GRC. I am also very excited to…

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OCEG is Updating the GRC Capability Model to v3.0 in September 2015

Did you know OCEG is updating its GRC Capability Model to version 3.0 in September 2015?  The updates are meant to help simplify the model and make it more consistent with being able to use the GRC Capability Model v3.0 for your whole GRC capability, or any individual capability within the GRC capability.  It is…

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NEW Risk-Based Internal Auditing Book Published

Internal auditors are told they need to develop a risk-based audit plan, but many internal audit activities simply risk rank their audit universe and believe that is risk-based auditing. Another common mistake is to identify risks to audit without ever determining if they are relevant to the organization’s objectives. Risk-based internal auditing is really about…

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Training and Certification in GRC

If you are a professional working the area of governance, risk management, compliance, internal audit, or any other function that is an integral part of a GRC capability, you owe it to yourself to get personally certified as a GRC Professional. It is actually much easier to get certified than you might expect. OCEG, the…

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Information and Answers about the CIA Exam

I teach many CIA exam review courses and get asked a lot of questions about the exam.  Here is some detailed information about the test itself, the requirements to become a CIA, on-going CPE requirements, and information about the scoring of the exam. CIA EXAM BASICS / TOPICS: Part 1 – Internal Audit Basics 125…

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