The October Seminar

2019-10-30T09:45:45+00:00October 23rd, 2019|

You may recognise Matthew’s name from his acclaimed journalism in The Times newspaper, his England table tennis career, or his podcast (sign of our times!)… but he is perhaps most well known for his work as an author. Bounce, Black Box Thinking, and recently released, Rebel Ideas; all these books touch upon our mindset, and at this event, Matthew talked through his new book which investigates cognitive diversity needed for successful teams, and “growth mindset” as opposed to “fixed mindset”.

What Matthew could have never anticipated was how relevant this topic was for our audience of internal auditors. Internal audit is one of the most relevant professions; they help departments in a business to acknowledge their failings, assess what went wrong, and inevitably learn from this to improve areas in the future.

It also sparked the conversation, “are internal audit teams promoting cognitive diversity?”; do teams include auditors with diverse thought? During the networking session after Matthew’s talk, our guests compared their teams and thought about how they can recruit in the future to ensure a team of diverse thinkers.

We are pretty sure that Matthew took home some interesting ideas too!

Please get in touch if you want to discuss this topic further or if you are interested in any of our future events –