A good feeling on Fridays My Fridays are usually dedicated to processing all the to do’s gathered during a week of meetings and 121’s as well as to deep work, work for which I need my full concentration. And I often do this from the comfort of my home office, avoiding traffic, starting very early … Continue reading Is the race to the bottom the only race in town?
Even if you speak the same language Here is a lesson I only learned a little while ago … you don’t just need to be aware of the fact that people around you don’t necessarily think like you, you also need to adapt the way you express yourself to really connect with them and make … Continue reading Take your time to develop your thoughts in someone else’s words
Visiting Bokrijk Last Tuesday I relaxed at the Bokrijk Open Air Museum which remains one of my favourite places to spent a day or even just an afternoon with your kids. We had two nephews visiting who had not been to Bokrijk before. That was a great opportunity to load everyone in the car and … Continue reading What we have lost
Introduction The recent elections in Belgium and in Europe have clearly shown a strong divide within the European population which appears more and more to be an expression of a profound insecurity, even fear for the future, and a lack of trust in the current political class with the European voters. If we look at … Continue reading The missing middle – a socially conscious, green liberal platform
UPDATE: rewritten and adapted the title to integrate more properly some of the ideas of Prof. Dr. Peersman's study. Opening statement: as goes for all the articles on this blog, this article represents my personal views and only my views. It does not, in any way, represent a view of any of my former or … Continue reading Our merchants are still dying on Flanders Fields
An internal auditor has an essential role to play in the governance of an organisation. Which is why it remains difficult to grasp for me why so few internal auditors have a basic understanding of governance principles. We have developed a high level introduction to governance for internal auditors, in Dutch, which provides a basic … Continue reading Understanding basic governance for internal auditors
The quality of internal audit reporting is often significantly below par. The number of times I’ve been confronted with reports that were too long, too convoluted, trying to prove to the reader the auditor had done a lot of work … are impossible to count. While the internal auditor ideally writes something that is digestible … Continue reading Sharing courses – Internal audit reporting