Catalyst Weekly Rewind (Nov 24) – more value, less time

Catalyst Weekly Rewind (Nov 24) – more value, less time

Did you get a chance to read what I created and curated last week? The weekly rewind is a brief look at last week -- the work I published, articles I curated, and insights in where I’m focusing some energy -- all in one place. A few of the curated articles (on Friday) really stood out to me; definitely worth a read. I always welcome the opportunity to connect over good conversation. Have a great week. Quote of the week “The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be easily broken.” -Samuel Johnson Created: What I published this week Successful leaders use the value of time to boost security team results Podcasts: DtR 119 - NewsCast for November 17th, 2014 -- the every-other week discussion of the top news in … [Read more...]

Catalyst Weekly Rewind – Value in time and passwords

Catalyst Weekly Rewind – Value in time and passwords

As we start another week, take a moment to pause, rewind, and replay the highlights from last week. This captures the work I published, elements I shared, and offers some insights in where I’m focusing some energy. Connection, context, and conversation are encouraged! Quote of the week This week I came across a word that really resonated with me: meraki: (verb) do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work I hope you get to experience some this week! Created: What I published this week To increase value, you need to know what your time is really worth -- my second post on LinkedIn, based on an exercise I use in my speaking, training, and advisor programs. Sometimes humbling, knowing what our time is worth allows us to … [Read more...]

ICYMI Nov 10 – Weekly Rewind – 3 questions

ICYMI Nov 10 – Weekly Rewind – 3 questions

  Welcome to the weekly rewind - a chance to play last week again. This is my latest attempt to figure out the right way to blend various writing efforts -- now spreading over more platforms -- together. It also captures the content I shared last week in one convenient place. I’ll try this for a few weeks - feedback welcomed! I’ll include some notes about what I’m working on below, too. Check ‘em out. Quote of the week Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson Created: What I published this week 3 questions successful leaders ask before starting a new project → my first article published on LinkedIn Answer these 3 questions if you want to get your security projects … [Read more...]

DtR Security Newscast: why CISOs get no respect, how many passwords?, and more

DtR Security Newscast: why CISOs get no respect, how many passwords?, and more

Recording the Security Newscasts is a real blast. Hopefully that comes through when you listen in! I invite you to listen to the latest episode of the Down the Rabbithole (DtR) Security Newscast for August 11, 2014-- with Raf Los (@Wh1t3Rabbit) and James Jardine (@JardineSoftware). We record the DtR Newscast every other Monday to engage in spirited discussion about security topics in the news. More than a run-down of the news, it's our unfiltered (but safe for work) discussion of top stories. We usually inject some passion and and some divergent thinking to fuel your week. This episode has a cool energy and flow that I think makes for a good listen. Let me know if you agree. This week, we covered: Survey shows CISOs still struggle for respect (from business … [Read more...]

Monday Motivation – the power of perspective

Monday Motivation – the power of perspective

  Something to think about Perspective is essential. Similar to context, our perspectives change. Evident from the top of a tall building, where everything below looks like a model, and people the size of ants. Or gazing out at the vastness of the ocean. Sometimes our perspectives shift based on location. Other times experience does the trick. A key to success is to accept and embrace other perspectives. Location, experience, and the views of the people we serve, work with, and share our world with. Those perspectives give us depth. They inform decisions. They allow us to understand value and communicate more effectively. Consider how to gain a new perspective this week. And let me know what you learn. … [Read more...]