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Use these five simple questions to prove exceptional leadership

I love questions. If you’ve been around me, that’s no surprise. The practice of asking questions is rich. It includes asking, answering, and even assessing. It relies on listening. Often I learn the most when I listen to what isn’t said. I’ve gotten a lot of awesome feedback on the release of the Straight Talk […]

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Are you ready to improve security and earn respect for your leadership?

Most security leaders get recognized for technical talent instead of their leadership. How about you? Are you valued for your leadership? Do your executives consider you qualified to lead in any other part of the organization? Or are you the “security resource”… with a team? The reality for most security leaders is a weird limbo […]

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Use straight talk to increase your value as a leader

Ready for some straight talk on your leadership? Let’s start with a gut check question: Are you valued for your leadership as much as your technical competence? Or does your organization consider you a leader or just the security person… with a team? Survey says… most answer “the security person.” It’s confirmed by perception surveys […]

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How a missed opportunity led to the leadership straight talk framework

“I’m here to sell you.” As he uttered the words, I winced as I looked up from the back table. The audience of security leaders acted in unison. Heads went down. Phones and devices came out. Eyes darted. People stood to leave. Opportunity missed. But then he added, “I’ve been selling to security leaders for […]

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