Archive | May, 2017

SUCCESs – Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional, and Stories

25 May

ECIIA 2017

ECIIA 2017_Rainer Lenz_Presentation



SUCCESs – Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional, and Stories


CS 7 – 1 – Dr. Rainer Lenz, Head Internal Audit Villeroy & Boch

September 22, 2017, 10:45 – 11:15


Inspired by the bestseller “Made to Stick: Why some Ideas Survive and Others Die” (Heath and Heath, 2008), Dr. Rainer Lenz will apply the SUCCESs model of sticky ideas to the world of internal auditing.


A sticky idea is understood, it is remembererd, and it changes something:

  • Are internal auditors, are you understood?
  • Are you remembered? If so, what for?
  • Are you agent/s of change?
  • What are favorable conditions to succeed?
  • What is in your hand?


Along the acronym SUCCESs, Dr. Rainer Lenz will share his perspective on how effective internal audit looks like. His perspective is based on over 20 years of senior management experience and his dive into the world of academia in parallel to his full time job, performing empirical research about internal audit, too.