In this episode of “Life of a CISO” with Dr. Eric Cole, listeners are reminded that to reach the next level in their careers, they must embrace change and pivot from their current mindset. Dr. Cole emphasizes the importance of listening more than speaking, asking the right questions, and focusing on quality over quantity in interactions. He discusses the need for confidence and identity shift, advising against the urge to constantly prove oneself. Additionally, Dr. Cole highlights the critical role of providing solutions rather than just identifying problems, and emphasizes that as CISOs, the focus should be on revenue and profit, speaking the language of business in the boardroom. Overall, the episode provides valuable insights and lessons for aspiring and current CISOs to navigate their roles effectively.

In this episode:

  • 1:00 – Introduction
  • 3:00 – Personal Transformation
  • 7:00 – Life as a Thermostat
  • 9:00 – Redefining Identity
  • 15:00 – Active Listening
  • 17:00 – Building Trust
  • 19:00 – Psychological Safety
  • 22:00 – Collaboration & Trust