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Wayfinding: Stories of Internal Audit Leaders Navigating to Success

There is no formula for success, but there is a method. Many of the stories in this book describe life courses navigated by an ancient method: wayfinding. They tell the experience each of the leaders had finding their way through a unique combination of chance and choice.

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This book tells the stories of 12 leaders who have all realized a career goal in the form of a title or role, but their desired destination is often tied to a sense of purpose or the need to be intellectually challenged. When presented with the prospect of greater responsibility or the occasion to influence the profession, these leaders recognized these as opportunities aligned with their desired destination.

The stories tell of finding a balance, making a difference, building a team, progress through sharing, drawing the line, the gift of the lowest moment, building confidence, unexpected success, working in partnership, influencing others for a positive change, living for the “head snap,” and finding the passion. The stories offer many lessons that can be applied to our own journeys. If we take our time to orient ourselves by increasing our self-awareness and discovering career possibilities, we are bound to make better career decisions. And monitoring our progress through milestones or by consulting with mentors is critical to success.

Wayfinding offers many lessons that can be applied to our own journeys. Perhaps the most important lesson these leaders offer is the decision to chart a new course. Every person at every moment is at the beginning of a new story.

About the Author:

Sandra Johnson, is a native of California. Her interest in human nature informs her writing and other creative pursuits. She holds an MFA in creative writing and is pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Sandra, with her husband and two children, now calls Oviedo, Florida, home.

Thank you IIA-Chicago Chapter for your sponsorship of this Internal Audit Foundation publication.

Item Number: 10.1276

New from the Internal Audit Foundation!

This book tells the stories of 12 leaders who have all realized a career goal in the form of a title or role, but their desired destination is often tied to a sense of purpose or the need to be intellectually challenged. When presented with the prospect of greater responsibility or the occasion to influence the profession, these leaders recognized these as opportunities aligned with their desired destination.

The stories tell of finding a balance, making a difference, building a team, progress through sharing, drawing the line, the gift of the lowest moment, building confidence, unexpected success, working in partnership, influencing others for a positive change, living for the “head snap,” and finding the passion. The stories offer many lessons that can be applied to our own journeys. If we take our time to orient ourselves by increasing our self-awareness and discovering career possibilities, we are bound to make better career decisions. And monitoring our progress through milestones or by consulting with mentors is critical to success.

Wayfinding offers many lessons that can be applied to our own journeys. Perhaps the most important lesson these leaders offer is the decision to chart a new course. Every person at every moment is at the beginning of a new story.

About the Author:

Sandra Johnson, is a native of California. Her interest in human nature informs her writing and other creative pursuits. She holds an MFA in creative writing and is pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Sandra, with her husband and two children, now calls Oviedo, Florida, home.

Thank you IIA-Chicago Chapter for your sponsorship of this Internal Audit Foundation publication.

Item Number: 10.1276

Products specifications
SKU 00565-2020101
ISBN 978-1-63454-031-5
Publication Year 2018
Item Number 10.1276
Page Count 130