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

25 May

ECIIA 2017



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


CS 3 – 4 – Dr. Rainer Lenz, Head Internal Audit Villeroy & Boch

September 21, 2017, 12:20 – 12:50


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.




Guest speaker – Hamburg – 7th June 2013

24 May

I will be giving a presentation on “Insights into the effectiveness of internal audit”, the topic of my recent PhD dissertation, and will be moderating a workshop with the members of the German IIA working group “Mittelstand” (German mid-sized companies). About 100 Heads of Internal Audit are on the attendees list.

This presentation will be in German: “Wie kann ich als Leiter/in die Wirksamkeit meiner Internen Revision erhöhen?”


Guest speaker – London – 10th June 2013

26 Apr

Chris Smith: “I am holding an internal audit seminar at the Hays London Cheapside offices on 10th June 2013. The guest speaker will be Dr Rainer Lenz who will be giving a talk on “Insights into the effectiveness of internal audit”, the topic of his recent PhD dissertation. If you currently work in audit and would like to attend or get more information do let me know.”