Today is R U OK? day and it seems fitting we revisit my previous episode with Graeme Cowan. Last year, I was fortunate to meet with Graeme Cowan and ask him about his story, ask him about R U OK? day, and talk to him about some resilience activities that cybersecurity leaders can do, given the burnout that can occur in our industry.
As a mental health and resilience author and speaker, and Board Director of R U OK?, Graeme spends his professional life helping people understand just that. Graeme uses his first-hand experience after coming through an experience of extreme burn out to help others appreciate and understand the importance of looking out for themselves, as well as looking out for the people around them.
My goal for my discussion with Graeme was to give you the knowledge to build safe, resilient, and healthy security teams and leaders, but this episode goes so much further than that. It is PACKED full of information, resources and simple, actionable ideas that you can use today immediately to check in not only with your team, but also with yourself.
Back From The Brink
R U OK?
TED Talk on the Harvard Study of Adult Development
Self-Care Snapshot Checklist
Project Aristotle results
Debunking Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Full episode transcript on our website