Developing yourself and your staff. A different take on cyber security training.
For those of you aspiring to reach the heights of CISO you should learn about things outside of cyber like, body language, leadership, the science of persuasion (I really like Robert Cialdini's work) and other psychological traits that can help you in meetings, interactions, and development of your staff. Too often we tend to think cyber training HAS to be related to technology, but I would challenge your assumptions on this topic. Below is a small list of videos that cover a wide range of topics. I could make a really long list but youtube tends to help us out by suggesting other videos that are similar to the one we just watched. I will let you go down that rabbit hole yourself. This list is just to get you kick started and maybe alter your thinking about cyber training and give you ideas to spice up your next staff meeting.
These are some youtube sites that I like and that you can watch to learn various things. As a leader I used to play 2 of these at our staff meetings. We would then sit and discuss them. Some times I would pause the video during it if I felt a teaching moment had arisen. My employees loved this. It ensured that staff meetings were never boring. While some of these are not 100% cyber related, they teach things that are necessary to know in your self improvement and they can probably be related to cyber in some way. In this list is everything from cyber security to guitar playing. You may be asking yourself; Now why would I want to learn or teach my staff about guitar playing if I am trying to be or train a cyber expert? Well truth be told while the instructor does play the guitar, he is really asking you to challenge the restricting belief that things are not possible and explore the possibilities of "But what if I could..." (video #6 in the list)
I did not link each one but you can just copy from the https until right before the dash. If that doesn't work you can just search youtube for the title of the video. The length of time is the last numbers.
Thank you for sharing not only the content, but also the method through which you have used it to increase staff engagement. Soft skills are far more important to being in leadership than the technical side. You certainly still need to be keep technical skills sharp, but being able to lead people, manage change, and work through conflict resolution are just as much if not more so important.