Security Catalyst

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We develop exceptional leaders and powerful communicators with the security mindset for success
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Dec. 13, 2016
The concept of frameworks gets bantered about frequently. So much that often the actual substance in focus is less framework and more… well, I don’t know. Let’s call it an attempt to define how people should get things done. The confusion over frameworks gets us into trouble. The Straight Talk Framework is a system for success. […] The post Are you using frameworks properly? appeared first on Security Catalyst.
Dec. 5, 2016
Straight Talk is a system for success. An open, transparent, and consistent method to get results. It’s the most rapid, complete way I know to develop the foundation for exceptional leadership and powerful communication. Straight Talk is a way to clarify focus, prioritize effort, and gain confidence in the best next step. Better decisions, faster, […] The post Leadership and communication are actually layers, not levels appeared first on Security Catalyst.
Nov. 30, 2016
What is Straight Talk? Look it up (and move past the wireless plan in the US) to confirm Straight Talk is a direct, plain, and honest manner of speaking. We love it when someone talks straight. It’s refreshing. But it’s just a different way to communicate, right? Not everyone is ready for Straight Talk, are they? […] The post You need to embrace Straight Talk as more than communication to unlock the value appeared first on Security Catalyst.
Nov. 15, 2016
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Timothy DeBlock about the Straight Talk Framework. You can check it out here: Tim opened with a solid question about mindset. I think you’ll like the answer. Overall, we engaged in a solid discussion about what Straight Talk is, how it works, and who it’s for. We talked […] The post “What is Straight Talk” – explained on the EIS Podcast, Part 1 appeared first on Security Catalyst.
Nov. 2, 2016
Cohort 2 of the Straight Talk Leadership Experience Launched this week. I’ve had some great conversations with interested leaders. A few teams signing up right now. And this morning I had a realization (on how to make this better). Let’s try this again. Allow me a second chance to explain the program better and welcome […] The post Leadership Class 2: Take 2 – a better experience for you appeared first on Security Catalyst.
Nov. 1, 2016
Value is imperative. It’s a concept I’ve written about, spoken about, and trained leaders on. Value is an essential component of the Straight Talk Framework. And now I offer a 300% value guarantee for the Straight Talk Leadership Experience.  Let me explain why I’m offering it and how it works. Just this brief intro is useful to […] The post How the Straight Talk Leadership Experience 300% value guarantee works appeared first on Security Catalyst.
Oct. 31, 2016
What if you could solve a pressing team challenge while developing individual ability to use the Straight Talk Framework? If your team qualifies – get this new team approach added to your Straight Talk Leadership Experience for no extra charge (this is only for teams acting before US Thanksgiving 2016). UPDATED: learn more here: The Straight Talk […] The post Do you qualify for this team approach to Straight Talk? appeared first on Security Catalyst.
Oct. 31, 2016
I know leaders are busy. Faced with the opportunity to engage in a course to improve your leadership and communication creates a natural reaction: Leaders that invest in themselves set the standard for the people around them. But that means knowing you’re investing in an experience that gets results. That was the challenge I took […] The post Leadership Course Experience: What to Expect appeared first on Security Catalyst.
Oct. 27, 2016
The Straight Talk Framework brings people together to knock down barriers and build connections. Take out the friction getting in the way of success to get results. It offers clarity of focus, priority of action, and confidence in the best next step. Straight Talk – as a concept – is plain and simple language. Nothing fancy. Take […] The post Get started with the Straight Talk Framework appeared first on Security Catalyst.
Oct. 13, 2016
Have you ever done something only to realize you wished you hadn’t waited so long? We just wrapped up the first cohort of teaching the Straight Talk Framework to leaders. As I explained before, it took some trusted advisors over a year to get me to agree to offer the online program. August came and […] The post October Update: How I’m making it even easier to get Straight Talk you need appeared first on Security Catalyst.