Mental Exercises to Make You a World-Class CISO

In this episode of Life of a CISO,  Dr. Eric Cole explains how to become a world class CISO by exercising your brain.

Being a world-class CISO is much less about technical knowledge and much more about problem solving and out-of-the-box thinking to solve problems that can’t be found in technical manuals.

Listen to this episode to learn how exercising your brain can help you become a world-class CISO.

In this episode:

  • 0:48 World class CISO exercises
  • 1:45 Where do you want to be in 6 months?
  • 2:50 What’s the secret?
  • 3:25 If you don’t have a clear goal, where are you going?
  • 5:44 What is “thinking time?”
  • 7:52 Build the (brain) muscle and the insights will come
  • 9:55 Think more, get more done
  • 10:45 Write down the ideal version of you in December 2021.
  • 11:53 The point is to have a target, not to hit it
  • 14:00 What is a one month goal?
  • 15:55 One week goals
  • 16:13 The importance (but limits) of clarity
  • 18:07 Your mind is a goal-achieving machine, but only if you aim it properly