Another Commitment, Another Deadline, Another Attempt

Posted on Jul 28, 2011

Okay.   It’s Thursday night. The Friday blog post should be in by midnight. I got nothing. At the first of the year I made the commitment that, every Friday, I would use the book I was reading or one I’d recently read as a springboard for a discussion about internal audit. And I got nothing. I could just ignore that commitment, but I’ve kind of slacked off lately and I’d like to think I can at least come close to pulling this off.

continue reading...

Born to Have Findings

Posted on Jul 27, 2011

Once again, WIIA is playing all the hits you missed when the hits were hitting the heights. Going back to 1968 for this classic about old time audit styles: Born to have Findings.

continue reading...

A Quck Hint About Being Creative - Part II

Posted on Jul 25, 2011

A week ago Friday, I passed along a suggestion about creativity I had gotten from the book Imagineering: A Behind the Scenes Look at Making MORE Magic Real. In a nutshell, it goes like this. If you want to instill creativity, you should enable it by responding to any idea with a sentence which begins “Yes, if…” If you want to kill creativity, respond to any idea with a sentence which begins with “No, because…”

continue reading...

A Quick Hint About Being Creative

Posted on Jul 15, 2011

There are a lot of reasons for the success of the Disney parks. Customer service has to rank right up there. And volumes could be written on the concept of the “immersive” experience. However, innovation has to be considered one of the most important reasons the Disney parks excel.

continue reading...

A Fill-in-the-Blanks Audit Report

Posted on Jul 13, 2011

In an effort to provide another solution to the report writing problems we’ve all been experiencing, I offer you the following “fill-in-the-blanks” report. Just choose a random number from one to six for each of the blanks below and, before you know it, you'll have the perfect audit report.

continue reading...