A Lesson for Report Writing from the World of Fiction

Posted on Aug 26, 2013

If you are like me, you had not heard of Elmore Leonard until last week when he passed away at 87. And, if you are like me, you knew of his work, even if you didn't know the name. Mr. Leonard was an extraordinary writer of Western and Crime novels whose work included "3:10 to Yuma", "Hombre", and "Get Shorty" among many others.
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A Quick Note About Making Meetings Shorter

Posted on Aug 22, 2013

Employees complain, managers moan, directors deplore, leaders lament, and the masses cry to heaven with a geschrei of anguish, anger, and angst as they all beg for merciful relief from the tedium and dread that is...a meeting. 

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It's Who You Know

Posted on Aug 19, 2013

I would make the argument that, no matter how many years of experience each of us may have, we still run into numerous situations where we could consider ourselves "new". We learn of new risks, we discover white space, we audit new areas, we talk to new people, and we find ourselves in new situations. That is why I found this quick blurb from Harvard Business Review's Management Tip of the Day so interesting.
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What I Did On My Summer Vaction

Posted on Aug 15, 2013

Right up front I'm going to be honest on this one. The main reason I'm writing this is so I can brag about the 15 minutes of fame I got at the D23 Expo. Of course, if that was all I wanted to do I'd just mention it on Facebook and revel in that particular kind of glory. But I also think there's an important point to be made here about work, free time, and creativity. Yes, I'm on that creativity bandwagon one more time, but this is also about the plain old issue of trying to do our jobs better.   Come along with me and let's see where we wind up.
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What's a D23 and Why Should an Internal Auditor Care?

Posted on Aug 13, 2013

If you read much of what I've written in the past, you know I proselytize endlessly on the need for internal auditors to learn, practice, and live for creativity and innovation. Without putting too fine a point on it, I think it is the only way we can maintain our relevancy into the future.  Well, here's another thought on the subject.
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