“Lead yourself. That’s where it all starts. Besides, if you wouldn’t follow yourself, why should anyone else?” —John C. Maxwell
The 360° Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization, by John C. Maxwell, is a book about the unique challenges faced by people who desire to lead from the middle of their organization.
As of January 2020, the Kindle book price is $6.99, the paperback edition is about $11.99 and the hardcover is $14.39.
As a security practitioner, you have a significant opportunity to exercise influence in all directions—up (to the boss), across (among your peers), and down (to those you lead). The good news is that your influence is greater than you know, and you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to begin applying the insights in this book.
When you have support from all around you in the organization, many aspects of your job become much easier, and your career path is very positively affected.
Download and read a summary here, or just get the book from the title link next to the top of the book’s picture above.
Find Out What Other Security Leaders Have Done
It is so much easier to get the things done when you have increased your influence – even just a little!
This is one of my favorite discussion topics and I’ll be glad to share with you some of the security practitioner success stories about how they started out to expand their influence, and how they could tell it was working.
Call me anytime at 949-681-9814 (my direct line) and I’ll answer or call you right back if I’m on another call.
It’s definitely worth taking a few minutes to understand how this works and how this can help you start your year off in the most positive way!
Wishing you a very great start in 2020,