In this lastest thrilling episode, the @InfoSecSherpa and @TokyoGringo go long talking about mental health in IT & InfoSec, Twitter’s personal data land grab, why security is hard, adventures in Canada, and more!
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Welcome to this latest thrilling episode in a collector’s series, in which Tracy and Paul discuss:
Topic Two: Getting overwhelmed by the news and how to deal
A lively discussion was held about tools, techniques, tricks, and philosophies of news and current events intake.
The Information Hoarding Epidemic: Causes and Solutions
(webinar recording + slides)
Topic Three: How NOT to use your communication skills
Based on stories in the latest headlines, ideas were exchanged about best practices for good communication.
Tactical Edge – Latin America’s premier InfoSec conference! September 13-14, 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia
Excuses into actions part two. Three simple habits of extremely effective leaders. PR stunts: good or bad for the industry?
3* general’s 6 leadership tips , “My Way or the Highway”, employee security travel tips, and more on this latest, thrilling episode of PVCSec.
Over on my site, Busy | Paul R. Jorgensen, I waxed about the folks I’m officially and unofficially mentoring. Tonight I expounded, pompous mentor-like, on a number of topics (to a junior colleague and a brilliant yet unfortunate senior colleague, stuck in our orbit by her ardent professionalism & unerring politeness & desire to make well-earned fun of us). I’ll leave the “what landed as useful“ versus “couldn’t wait for him to shut up” ratio to my audience; I only hope the ratio is favorable to my ego.
This discussion, added to other broader team chats and emails and instant messages and whatnot, present an interesting question:
Setting aside the formulated “what” of being a mentor, where’s the “how”?
Seriously, there are any number of books telling mentors what to do:
be available, be open, be ruthless (but not too ruthless), be not too available, be not too open. Recommend a schedule. Don’t recommend a schedule. Build up! Don’t forget to break down. Do this; don’t do that. The latest book countermands the previous book.
Here at PVC Security we stick to four pillars – Passion, Vision, Communication, and Execution. They’re as applicable to mentoring as to most serious endeavours. Yet, “how” is still variable.
- How do you instill passion when they’re new? If they’re cynical?
- How do you convey vision when they don’t know the landscape?
- How do you encourage communication and collaboration in a lone wolf or a lost cub (which every new hire is until they find their footing, regardless of place)?
- How do you coach execution when they’ve never delivered anything before? When they’ve never delivered anything themselves but as part of a team? When they’ve delivered but it lacked success? When they delivered successfully and think they know better than everyone else? When they won’t deliver because they’re afraid to be wrong?
How do you, Dear Friends, approach mentoring?
If you received mentoring, how did he or she deliver it and what impact did it have on you?
If you’ve mentored, what do you find successful and what do you find best to avoid?
Comment here, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet with #askpvcsec for us to see your musings. If your response piques our interest, we might invite you on the podcast.
And Thank You!
In this latest, thrilling episode Tim and Paul run long musing upon an array of topics, such as mentoring staff, learning another language, and what’s in our pockets!
We enjoyed our time at Converge Detroit < understatement.
Thanks again to the event, the sponsors, the volunteers, and all the attendees. We’re already looking forward to Converge Detroit 2016.