The Peter principle states that people in a hierarchy tend to rise to their "level of incompetence". What makes a good leader, what do people expect from their leaders, and what qualities does a security leader need to have?
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26:09Fear is one of the seven universal emotions experienced by everyone around the world. Fear arises with the threat of harm, either physical, emotional, or psychological, real or imagined. Do we have too much fear in business and in the cyber security practice?
22:13Being authentic means that you act in ways that show your true self and how you feel. Rather than showing people only a particular side of yourself, you express your whole self genuinely. That means to succeed in being authentic, you first have to know who your true self actually is. In this episode we discuss what does it mean to for a leader to be authentic? Can you be authentic and still play the organizational political game? And does authenticity help or hurts a security leader?
Tell Less Ask More
22:51Almost every CISO was asked during the job interview or right when they started, what will you do in your first 90 days? Many CISOs are ready to jump headfirst and tell the organization what needs to be done! Is that wise? Is there a better way? In this episode we are joined by David Lam, the author of the book: "The New IQ: Leading Up, Down, and Across Using Innovative Questions" who shared his advise about how security leaders should ask innovative questions.
21:40We’ve all been in situations at work where we secretly wish we could tell someone exactly what we think about them, or worse we had to fight an urge to go across the table and smack them over the head. While this type of reaction would have satisfied us in the moment, the long terms affects may be severe. Where impulses are coming from, how do we control them, and why it is almost always better to respond than react.
Do security professionals need to have emotional intelligence?
23:03An emotionally intelligent individual is both highly conscious of his or her own emotional states as well as others, and is able to identify and manage them. What does it mean to have emotional intelligence in practice? Can it be thought? And why security professionals need it?
What do people expect from their leaders ?
26:46The Peter principle states that people in a hierarchy tend to rise to their "level of incompetence". What makes a good leader, what do people expect from their leaders, and what qualities does a security leader need to have?
30:51Setting goals, whether personal or professional, is something that many people struggle with. How do your strengths impact your goals, and why are goals important for a security leader?
What does it feel like when you do something you absolutely love?
33:23What does it feel like when you do something you absolutely love? What if that was your life’s mission? And in the constant rat race we all live in, why should you stop and reflect about what you should do instead of what you can do. In this episode, Jeff is sharing his life changing events that led him to embark on a mission to help others discover their true purpose!
“Know thyself" - Why self awareness is so important
30:35Do you really know exactly who you are? What are you passionate about? What do you truly value? Are you doing what you can, or are you doing what you should? And what does it have to do with Security Leadership?
What is Empathy and why does it matter for a leader?
23:58With everything going on this year there is a lot of fear and anxiety, and if there is one thing we learned in 2020 is that we all need more empathy. What is Empathy? How do we practice empathy with our team, family, community? Do we do it all the time or only during times of crisis?