My good friend, Dan Swanson, asked me to write the introduction to his new book, Raising the Bar, with the topic being the future of the profession. Right after I sent it to him, I met with other practitioners and thought leaders in Australia, Atlanta (the IIA International Conference and committee meetings), and Malaysia.
I continue to believe strongly in the thoughts I expressed in that piece (read it here). In fact, I was encouraged by the clear movement by leading practitioners in the same directions. One IIA–Malaysia governor asked in a session with board directors how internal audit can provide assurance without expressing an opinion. I just smiled — my point exactly!
What do you think of the points in the introduction? What do you think is needed to take the profession where it needs to go?