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Are You an Effective Leader for Your Multi-Generational Team?

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 @ 12:23 PM

We’re all aware of the differences in generations and their mentality in the workforce, but what are you doing to close the gap? As a leader, you may experience frustration toward younger direct reports due to a misaligned style of communication. How do you get the most out of your team while satisfying everyone’s needs? Ann Butera, popular KnowledgeLeader writer and President of The Whole Person Project, Inc., just released her latest article about how to take advantage of today’s five-generation workforce by bringing out the best in each.

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Topics: training & development, performance management, Ann Butera, internal audit, webinars, business continuity management, change management, knowledge management

Audit Planning: Four Key Questions to Ask to Build Business Knowledge - Updated!

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Note: This blog post has been updated with a link to a Q&A PDF with 17 additional audience questions from the webinar and Ann's responses. Download the pdf at the link at the bottom of the post.

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Topics: Ann Butera, internal audit, audit planning, webinars

KnowledgeLeader Power User Series: What Happens When I Upgrade?

Posted by Dave Goff on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 06:46 AM

What Happens When I upgrade?

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Topics: internal audit, KnowledgeLeader help, KnowledgeLeader Power User Series, Subscribe

Two New IT RCMs Available on KnowledgeLeader

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 @ 08:19 AM

The KnowledgeLeader team recently added two risk and control matrices (RCMs) to its tool repository. These RCMs focus on IT-oriented risks and controls. 

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Topics: internal audit, IT audit, risk assessment, IT risk, RCM, KnowledgeLeader tools

KnowledgeLeader Power User Series: My Downloaded Document Won’t Open

Posted by Dave Goff on Fri, Aug 05, 2016 @ 09:16 AM

Occasionally I hear from people who have downloaded documents from the internet and then can’t open them. When this occurs on KnowledgeLeader, the first, easiest step is to download the document again and select “Save as” rather than “Save” or “Open” in the download dialogue box. This is the download dialogue box from Internet Explorer 11:

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Topics: internal audit, KnowledgeLeader Power User Series

Three Sample Internal Audit Risk Assessment Questionnaires

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 @ 02:04 PM

Internal audit performs a risk assessment to identify and prioritize key risks to best allocate the internal audit resources for the next year. This risk-based approach is focused on surveys/interviews of a cross-section of management personnel to solicit input from the potential customers of an internal audit function. The output from the surveys and interviews can be used to develop an audit plan that creates broad coverage through a blend of internal audits, control self-assessment and targeted external audit coverage.

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Topics: internal audit, risk assessment, KnowledgeLeader tools, Questionnaires

KnowledgeLeader Power User Series: Starting an Internal Audit Function

Posted by Dave Goff on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 @ 07:53 AM

Occasionally we get asked if we have any information about starting a new internal audit department or information for starting auditors. I’m happy to say we have this information in a handy booklet along with a lot of other great information.

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Topics: internal audit, KnowledgeLeader Power User Series

The Confrontational Auditor: Don’t Put Out the Fire, Redirect It

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 07:42 AM


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Topics: human resources, training & development, Ann Butera, Hot Issues, internal audit, audit committee & board

Ten Tips for Making High-Impact Presentations

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

It may not be explicit in your job description, but in order to be a high-performing auditor, you have to be able to deliver messages in a clear and compelling manner. From kick-off meetings and status reports to internal training sessions, executive committee reports and even ordinary staff meetings, auditors are often required to communicate with tact, diplomacy and conviction.

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Topics: human resources, training & development, Ann Butera, Hot Issues, internal audit, audit committee & board

Internal Audit’s Performance – Raising the Bar

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

The internal audit function’s position within a company is unique. It provides its principal stakeholders (audit committee members and management) valuable and objective assurance on governance, risk management and control processes, as well as consulting services to improve operations. With this critical responsibility to fulfill, implicit in executing those duties is internal audit’s continuous improvement to its own practices.

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Topics: performance management, Hot Issues, internal audit, risk assessment, Dan Swanson, audit committee & board, quality assessment review, audit planning, performance measurement

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