10 Communications Tips For Security Managers

Contributed by Steve Purser

Of all the skills that the modern security manager must possess, good communications is arguably the most basic. Most of us have seen innovative ideas fail at some time or other because they weren’t communicated in the right way and many of us have watched our own projects flounder for similar reasons. Speaking as part of a generation that was taught to fight for what it believes in, it is easy to appreciate how enthusiasm and the will to succeed can quickly become a handicap if not managed correctly. As a practicing security manager I continually meet people who are good at arguing their case, but it is far more difficult to find people who have the patience to listen to other points of view and to adapt their game plan accordingly.

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