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Featured Resources: Management and Leadership

Ebook: Team Building

This is a collection of Security Management articles and original content on building, managing, and empowering diverse security teams.

Team building is a crucial skill for virtually all security managers. The best teams integrate the ideas, skill, and perspectives of their members into a well-functioning whole that exceeds the sum of its parts. But the complexities of the 21st century workplace can lead to challenges in leading teams. Team members may have widely different backgrounds, personalities, and experience levels, and respond to different management styles.

This ebook offers managers (and aspiring managers) a deep dive into the team-building process. Each article focuses on different aspects of team building and team leading.

Member's Only Webinar: Selling Security to the C-Suite

On 04 June 2019 learn how to develop business case for a security project and how you convince the C-Suite to buy-in. Presenters will share real-world examples that show how to seek approvals within various firms.

Open to current ASIS members. Learn more about ASIS membership.


February 2019 Security Management Podcast: Career Management

In the second installment of Security Management’s partnership with the ASIS Mentoring Committee podcast series on security leadership and mentoring, host Chuck Harold talks with Joe Olivarez, ASIS CSO Advisory Council president and VP of global security and resilience at Jacobs Engineering.


Additional Management and Leadership Resources

Recent Security Management Article

A Return on Your Educational Investment
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

Measuring and Improving Departmental Productivity

Building a Business Case
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
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
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
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?
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.

Creating Culture Together
How to assess the culture of your organization (or department)… and what to do about it.
Security Management, April 2016.

Defining Leadership Competencies for the 2020 CSO
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

Paved with Good Intentions
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
This on-demand webinar offers security managers tips and techniques for effective policy and procedure writing. On-demand webinar, fee and registration required.

Develop, implement, and coordinate security staffing processes and personnel development programs

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

An Investment in Employees
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
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.