We are working out our future. We are a constantly evolving masterpiece. We are ‘art’.
Two CSOs, at The Great Conversation in Security on May 21, provided us a glimpse at what that means and how we might get there.
Does it seem like all the assets we have are constrained by the chains of our own preconceptions? Steven Antoine is a senior security executive who is attempting to bring a voice to this with the intent to break those chains down. He recently posted an article in Enterprise Security Magazine that we provide an excerpt and a link to read it in its entirety.
The ability to seek out, embrace our differences, and leverage them for competitive advantage is not necessarily an intuitive business principle. But it was demonstrated effectively at The Great Conversation in Security on May 21, 2019 at the Yum! Brands Center of Excellence.
The following article is a summary of the nuggets we took away from the conversation.
Is your risk, resilience and security program becoming RED?
After our executive community listened to a Fortune 500 CEO describe the value of security and safety to his performance, many in the room were ready for “Being RED”: Relevant, Easy and Distinctive.
Why would a CEO choose to speak to this community? Because the most innovative CEOs in the world; the ones who realize that Leadership, Innovation and Change must not be an artificial silo within HR, or an internal marketing campaign; are creating opportunities for a different level of engagement with their culture.
Leadership does not wait for a mandate. Our executive community has a choice. Assume leadership without demanding a title or react to the events that will inevitably occur. “Being RED” is a clarion call for our industry leadership toward a path to value.
The path to value is not linear. We have to be able to direct its course while at the same time adapt along the way. Perhaps it’s a helix. Like the representation of our DNA. It is twisted. A spiral. Highly organized in its chaos. This is the age of the helix. We are either intentionally transforming or being transformed. Thus, a Great Conversation is needed where every leader in different positions on the helix can weigh in, and, if we are lucky, we can see the entire shape of what is to come.
We encounter doors but we may not know the way. We encounter windows of opportunity, but may not have the tools to respond in time, and we may be in an industry of thought leaders and never have the opportunity to engage in a transparent conversation: the good, the bad and the ugly. But now we have an opportunity to change that. The Great Conversation in Security on May 21, hosted by Yum! Brands CSO and CEO promises to help drive value to all of us personally, professionally and organizationally.
The Great Conversation in Security recently concluded in Seattle and now is on the road to Yum! Brands Center of Excellence for another Great Conversation. This is a summary of the Seattle forum which includes segments on the disruption of the Security Business Model, the Digital Transformation of Security, the Smart Building Movement’s impact on the Value Proposition, and fascinating case studies in the deployment of people, processes and technology.
The Great Conversation in Security is all about leaders and their teams. And the teams represent the future generation of leadership. We have a front row seat observing these future leaders in action. Fallon Long is one of those leaders. She has an innate sense of collaboration that bridges the constraints of her gender and her age. This is a great conversation with a leader that continues to grow and prosper in her profession.