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Leadership at the Speed of Risk

In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession. Here's an excerpt from his latest post:

​Much has been said and written about leadership and risk. From military and world leaders to business entrepreneurs, a common theme is that taking no risks leads to earning no rewards. As Facebook's co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has observed, "The biggest risk is not taking any risk. ... In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks."

In the 21st Century, the risk/reward dynamic takes on the added component of the harrowing speed at which risks can emerge, change, and impact. I have written often of the need for internal auditors to audit at the speed of risk, which is no easy task. Leadership at the speed of risk can be even more daunting.

Read the full blog post from IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers.