Click here to download this article Professional trainers have many opportunities to speak to companies and organizations about leading practices in the internal/IT audit industries. Trainers have the luxury of opining on internal matters while remaining outsiders, which enables them to stay removed from inter-company politics and corporate culture.
I continue to notice a trend in our society and I have no doubt it will continue to get worse. Additionally, even when due process is followed, it seems to be flawed and/or biased and the results appear tainted and not on solid footing.
Email is a fickle communication tool. What can be an effective and efficient way of messaging can, in many ways, turn out to be the exact opposite. Many struggle with email and this has been a vocal point of many of my courses. Everyone has different approaches to managing email but here is what I […]
Attention to detail and connecting with whom your speaking with is key to any conversation. One very effective method of soliciting more information from the other party is the Power of the Pause. Pausing can be used not only to solicit additional information but also to capture the importance of the previous statement. Let’s tackle […]
As I continue to improve and hone my own communication skills, I have noticed a trend that the first sign of a lack of communication can be a sign of trouble, mainly in youth sports. We noticed issues with my son’s soccer and basketball coaches almost immediately. Please don’t think this commentary is drive by […]
One of my favorite courses I have developed is the Auditor In-Charge (AIC) course. It is such a pivotal role inside the internal audit department and it is the real growth point in an auditor’s career: can they step into the key project manager role and excel and continue to move up or do they […]
You need your business to run as smoothly as possible. To do this, you might stress that your employees focus on skillsets like time management and leadership. While these are important skills, you shouldn’t overlook one of the most important skills for a successful business: interpersonal communication. Why is good communication so important in the […]
Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to monitor one’s own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior. It is being able to understand your emotions and the emotions and actions of those around you. It is a wonderful topic […]