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Elearning Collection: Supercharging Your Security Leadership Skills

As a security manager, you know how to analyze risk, set up security protocols, and respond to incidents while learning from them. To be a security leader, however, there is a whole different set of skills to learn and practice in order to excel. These skills center around the relationship experience you have with those around you. Thriving means building trust and gaining influence so you can be an effective security champion in your organization. Earn 2.5 CPEs for completing this collection.

Security and Human Resources: A Critical Partnership

This elearning course offers a high-level examination of several areas where security and human resources overlap or support each other and provides ideas and strategies on how to build a mutually beneficial partnership.

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Magnificent Manager, Compelling Coach: Leadership’s Two Crowns

The benefits of adding coaching to your management style can include enhanced performance, improved productivity, higher employee engagement and retention rates, and a stronger culture of trust in the workplace. See this Security Management feature for more.

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Additional Management and Leadership Resources

Recent Security Management Article

Science and Experience Produce Measured Security Strategies
Article
Evidence-based practices can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of security operations, avoid wasting limited assets and resources, and satisfy executive demands for data-driven decisions.
Security Management, November 2019

Measuring and Improving Departmental Productivity

How to Use Scenario Analysis to Manage in Uncertain Times
Article
A leader’s ability to make decisions in the face of varying degrees of uncertainty is key to overall organization success.
Security Management, October 2019.

How to Succeed as an Adaptable Leader
Article
Change and complexity are both inevitable in the security industry, and success for security managers and leaders depends on being flexible and agile—in a word, adaptable.
Security Management, September 2019

Your First 90 Days as a New Leader
Article
Strategies on how new managers can use their first 90 days as a springboard to success. 
Security Management, June 2019.

Building a Business Case
Webinar
This webinar outlines the process to develop a business case. You’ll learn what to include, where to find your data, how to evaluate alternatives, and ultimately make your case to management.
On-demand webinar for ASIS members only.

Performance Conversations: Checking In & Coaching Up
Article
The dreaded annual review process—bureaucratic, form-heavy, often dreaded by both managers and employees—is out. Performance conversations—frequent, agile, light on formality but heavy on coaching and two-way feedback—are in.
Security Management, July 2018.

The Strategic Leader
Article
Being a strategic leader goes beyond being the subject matter expert on all things security. It is making that knowledge relevant to, and an integral part of, the company's business goals.
Security Management, February 2018

Leading While Female
Article
Research study on women who have attained leadership positions in security uncovers four major themes critical to their rise: opportunities to succeed, gender diversity as a differentiator, breaking through in a male-oriented industry, and the importance of relationships and mentorships.
Security Management, December 2017.

The CSO is the Steward of Corporate Security: Does the Company See Your Big Picture?
Webinar
Learn how a culture of communication and results-oriented risk management makes organizations and municipalities alike safer, more effective, and more resilient.
On-demand webinar, free, registration required.

Defining Leadership Competencies for the 2020 CSO
Webinar
As the level and responsibilities of a position increase, the leadership skills necessary to thrive shift from intellectual and technical skills to qualities linked to emotional intelligence.
On-demand webinar, fee and registration required.

Security Policies, Procedures, Plans, and Directives

Starting from Scratch
Article
Don Taussig, CPP, enters a Fortune 500 company and designs and builds a new security function.
Security Management, May 2019.

Paved with Good Intentions
Article
Sometimes a company designs incentive systems for their employees that do way more harm than good. This article discusses how to spot “perverse incentives” and how to avoid them.
Security Management, February 2018.

Policies and Procedures Workshop
Webinar
This on-demand webinar offers security managers tips and techniques for effective policy and procedure writing.
On-demand webinar, fee and registration required.

Security Staffing and Development

Under Pressure: Managing Team Wellness
Article
How to mitigate effects of a chronically stressful job on security teams.
Security Management, July 2019

A Return on Your Educational Investment
Article
Report from a recent ASIS course delves into management and leadership case studies on corporate strategy and leadership to answer the question: Can security be a value generator for an organization? 
Security Management, March 2019

The Hard Truth about Soft Skills
Article
“Hard skills will get you the interview—soft skills will get you the job.”
Security Management, February 2019.

An Investment in Employees
Article
Investing in personnel remains one of the most cost-effective business decisions in an organization's strategic planning, as well as in its formulation of short- and long-term budgetary projections.
Security Management, October 2018.

Mentor & Me
Article
Through mentorship, a new security manager can experience professional situations and even make decisions that turn out to be wrong without suffering the consequences of on-the-job mistakes. Such an opportunity is invaluable, because having a safe space to fail is crucial for professional growth and skill development.
Security Management, June 2017.

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