Perspective on the final book in our Summer Book Series: Uncommon Service by Frances Frei & Anne Morriss

Perspective on the final book in our Summer Book Series: Uncommon Service by Frances Frei & Anne Morriss

You can’t be good at everything. The authors make the case that striving for all-around excellence leads directly to mediocrity. For us, this is really a risk appetite discussion. Does your organization want to try to be great at everything at the risk of being mediocre or even worse? In organizations today, this conversation really isn’t had enough. The case can be made that you’ll never get all the funding you need to make every aspect of cybersecurity great.

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Summer Book Series Perspective #2: Switch by Chip and Dan Heath

Summer Book Series Perspective #2: Switch by Chip and Dan Heath

We need to get out of the mindset that change is hard. Often that’s a mental block that keeps people from being successful. In Switch, there are so many examples of situations where people made change happen under unbelievable odds. It truly resets how you approach challenges. Even if you think change is impossible, take a moment to look around and seek out anyone that has achieved success in your organization. They accomplished that with the same challenges you’re facing. Learn how they did it and see if you can implement the same process to overcome your situation and enact change. That’s finding the bright spot.

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Summer Book Series Perspective #1: Our Iceberg Is Melting by John Kotter

Summer Book Series Perspective #1: Our Iceberg Is Melting by John Kotter

The first book in our series is Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter. Why did we choose this book? Aside from it being a very quick and digestible read, it gives a great overview for leading change in an organization. To touch briefly on the plot of the story, Kotter uses a classic business fable about a colony of penguins that live on a melting iceberg.

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Vertex11 Summer Book Series Kicks Off

Vertex11 Summer Book Series Kicks Off

Join us for a three-part book series focused on leadership. The same issues have plagued our industry for over 30 years and only leadership can help us move past where we are today. Sure, we could look within the industry for guidance, but the reality is if adequate leadership were there, we would be much farther along in righting the ship. Issues like bad passwords and paying ransom would be…

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