Modern Management and Leadership Best Practice Essentials with CISO/CSO Applications
In one modest-sized volume, this book offers three valuable sets of knowledge. First, it provides best practice guidance on virtually every large-scale task a modern manager may be involved in—from recruiting and hiring to onboarding and leading teams, and from employee engagement and retention to performance management and working with difficult employees.
Second, it explains the essential concepts and practice of a range of effective leadership styles—including (but not limited to) servant leadership, crisis leadership, change agent leadership, and diversity and inclusion leadership. Third, it offers brief case studies from select CISOs and CSOs on how these management and leadership principles and practices play out in real-life workplace situations.
The best practice essentials provided throughout this volume will empower aspiring leaders and also enable experienced managers to take their leadership to the next level. Many if not most CISOs and other leaders have had very little, if any, formal training in management and leadership. The select few that have such training usually obtained it through academic courses that take a theoretical, broad brush approach. In contrast, this book provides much actionable guidance in the nitty-gritty tasks that managers must do every day.
Lack of management practical knowledge puts CISOs and CSOs at a disadvantage vis-a-vis other executives in the C-suite. They risk being pigeonholed as “security cops” rather than respected business leaders. Many articles on these subjects published in the press are too incomplete and filled with bad information. And combing through the few high-quality sources that are out there, such as Harvard Business Publishing, can take hundreds of dollars in magazine subscription and book purchase fees and weeks or months of reading time. This book puts all the essential information into your hands through a series of concise chapters authored by an award-winning writer.
"Whether you are an aspiring leader, a middle manager, or a senior executive who is interested in learning how to engage with today’s workforce, Modern Management and Leadership: Best Practice Essentials is a timely and valuable resource. It’s a concise read full of practical, actionable steps to keep teams engaged and inspired in a rapidly changing work environment.
In addition to seasoned insights, Tarallo provides specific examples and case studies to explain why traditional management and leadership practices have been falling short and how leaders can adapt their approach to remain relevant and effective. Overall, this book is a wonderful read for any leader who is committed to personal growth and professional development."
-Lisa Oliveri, CPP, PCI, Director of Global Safety and Security
"With Modern Management and Leadership, Mark Tarallo has written an enormously useful all-in-one: a rock-solid management source book for beginners, a go-to cookbook for midlevel professionals, and a playbook for managers who want to stay on the cutting edge.
The book will also make an excellent resource for management-related certification and training programs."
-Dr. McLean S. Essiene, CPP, PCI, PSP, CEO of ESSIMACS International Security Ltd.
"The hallmark of a strong leader is a commitment to curiosity and personal growth. Mark Tarallo nurtures both of these impulses in his book."
-Caroline Wong, Chief Strategy Officer, Cobalt.io | Pentest as a Service