Inter-Agency Connectivity Central to Meta-Leadership Team Projects

It’s the areas without policies and practices where leadership strategies become crucial. This is why a key part of NPLI’s Executive Education Program is the meta-leadership team project. Since our opening session in December 2017, these crisis leaders had spent the past six months back at their various agencies and roles incorporating meta-leadership into their work and team projects. Through a range of inter-agency collaboration and stakeholder analyses, Cohort XVI’s projects…

Meta-Leadership and Cyber Security

In late 2016, the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and the United States Air Force Cyber College co-hosted a one-day dialog on the leadership challenges in cyber security at Harvard Law School. The participants included representatives from the private sector as well as various federal agencies. The dialog was facilitated by the NPLI’s Dr. Leonard Marcus and Eric McNulty. The overarching take-away was that the greatest challenge is not technical, but…

The Future of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience: A Regional Approach

Today, critical infrastructure (including utility companies) depends more than ever on cyber technology, but small utility companies have limited means of defending against malicious cyber-attacks.  During Cohort 13, Team Cyber developed a reference guide for use by managers at these small utility companies as a means to simplify the complexities involved with establishing and maintaining a cybersecurity program (Download the PDF: Managers Quick Ref Guide for Cyber Security). In an…

Congratulations, Cohort XIII

NPLI Cohort XIII is complete. The concluding session included sessions with NPLI founding co-director and former Presidential Advisor David Gergen, US Secret Service Director (ret,) Julia Pierson (Cohort XI), General (ret.) Charles Jacoby, and ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Richard Besser (Cohort II) A series of impressive meta-leadership team presentations included how to better incorporate accurate science into preparedness and response decision making; increasing public awareness and use…

McConnell calls for Meta-leadership on Cybersecurity

Former Director for National Intelligence Mike McConnell has called for meta-leadership as the nation prepares for more and larger cyber attacks in Politico: For NIST to bring all of the parties together and create meaningful change, I believe that its senior leaders must become directly involved in this effort, bringing to it these enterprisewide leadership skills, and the engagement of the Department of Commerce, and interagency and business leadership. The…