A Quick Note About a Cliche That Means Something

Posted on Feb 28, 2014

Are you ever reading something when a sentence is so unclear, so poorly constructed, or such a cliché that it just stops you dead? That happened to me the other day. I was reading something (don't quiz me; I can't remember what it was) when I stumbled across the phrase "Ready, willing, and able." I've read it as many times as you have without even paying attention. But this time, for some reason, I stumbled, bothered by the author's use of the cliché.
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Rehashed Topics and Rubber Chicken

Posted on Feb 26, 2014

Just how many fraud presentations can you attend? Just how many times can you get an update on COSO? Just how many times can you learn more about IT? And just how long has it been since you attended a presentation — chapter meeting, conference, seminar — that was different, one that provided information you never heard before?
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Risk and the Future of Internal Audit

Posted on Feb 10, 2014

When internal auditors talk about the future of internal audit, when they talk about how we can add the greatest value, when they talk about the state of the profession and where the new horizons and opportunities lie, the conversation seems to invariably turn to risk.  So it is not surprising that risk has become part of the discussion related to the blogs I recently posted regarding creativity, innovation, and internal audit's ability to maintain its relevance into the future.
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When is it Too Much?

Posted on Feb 2, 2014

My series of posts last month focused on the need for internal audit to embrace creativity and innovation in order to maintain relevance in the future. I have gotten some interesting responses to that message. Some came in the form of comments and others were follow-up conversations I had with friends and colleagues. To be honest, it is going to take a little while to get to all the points I see being raised, and so I plan on revisiting this subject throughout the rest of this month.
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