We’re about to launch the final module of our Building Effective Security Programs with SABSA course next week, and the subject of this module is how to change your organization.
I wanted to add some thoughts on change from the discipline of Systems Thinking in addition to psychology and organizational management aspects that are already part of the module, and I ran across this brilliantly appropriate thought from Donella Meadows, the author of Thinking in Systems: A Primer.
So I thought I’d share it with you since it’s relevant to what I’ve been talking about for the last month or so.
She says: “There are no cheap tickets to mastery. You have to work hard at it.”
And yet, many times as security professionals we still somehow think there’s an easy way to get there.
Or we think that maybe our background of technical and operational knowledge and high degree of proven expertise will do all we need to make us an effective part of the business execution and management team.
The old dog needs to learn new tricks.
So, as we get closer to tomorrows deadline of getting into a program where you can work on learning those new tricks with the help and support you need to achieve mastery without all the trials and pitfalls of getting there alone, I wanted to send this short reminder that effectively…
…you’re out of time.
Sure, you can still schedule a meeting with me to discuss whether you’re a good fit for the program during the window available in my calendar — and you should if you’re ready to get serious about becoming a better security leader – but there are only a few slots left…
…both in my calendar tomorrow and in the program as a whole.
A few people on this list have stepped up and decided they wanted to work smarter, break some of the Groundhog Day cycles that keep them mired in the morass of technical, product-driven security
…and HOPING that nothing serious will come out of it.
And to those, again, I welcome you into the program. I know you’re going to get a lot out of it.
However, I also know that there are those reading this – maybe you – who will still be sitting on the fence, trying to decide if you have the time to commit the program.
Let’s be clear: you don’t have time for the program.
Because if you had time for the program, you wouldn’t need the program in the first place, right?
So time isn’t really the bottleneck here. It’s about deciding what you really want to achieve, and whether you’re tired of struggling on your own to do it.
I can help.
But only if you get off the fence and book that call for tomorrow.
Here’s the link: https://archistry.com/go/SecurityLeader
Andrew S. Townley
Archistry Chief Executive