Showing posts from June, 2015

Idiots On The Road

exposing those drivers out there that can't seem to act civilized on the road and display unsafe or poor driving practices.

How to Work with Your Brain

I was having a conversation with a director of an organisation the other day. She said to me, “Colin, I feel like I’m getting dumber in my old age.” And as we started to explore it, we discovered that she was actually breaking a few of the brain rules that help you function best in your organisation or in your business.

So what I want to share with you right now are the 3 fundamental brain rules that you must be aware of to function at your highest performance.

In the Productivity Academy, I talk about how you use your brain most effectively. These three brain rules are part of what makes up someone’s mindset around being effective and being productive.

So I started to discuss the following rules with my executive client, and what we realised was that she was breaking a lot of them, here they are below:

In other words, you need to be writing everything down. Your brain was not designed to be a filing cabinet. It was actually designed to be a calculator. What that means is that instea…

The FIFA Scandal: Five Lessons for Internal Audit

The global soccer community was rocked this past week when the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced charges and arrests for "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption by high-ranking members of FIFA, the sport's global governing body. Using the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) as its legal hammer, the DOJ outlined in its 47-count indictment a disturbing history of alleged bribes and racketeering by top FIFA officials dating back as far as two decades. It is evident that more troubles lie ahead for the global soccer body, as Swiss officials have announced that they are also investigating potential improprieties.

The relevance of the events of the past week are obvious to our profession, but it goes well beyond an acknowledgement of internal audit's role in providing assurance on anti-bribery and anti-corruption programs and its role in detecting and deterring fraud and corruption.

Indeed, this unfolding spectacle touches on no less than five signi…