One of the greatest abilities every one should develop is to change one’s mind when they are wrong; this is called intellectual humility. And it is rare. It doesn’t come easy for any of us to accept we’re wrong.
With the ever present threat of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks, the need for sophisticated cybersecurity increases as well. But this isn’t as simple as creating more difficult passwords and regular password resets. In fact, passwords may even become obsolete, as numerous security researchers (including Microsoft) point out that mandatory password resets offer very low value mitigation.
I recently witnessed a manager use fear as motivator with someone who’d rather not have a lot of responsibility on his hands. Frankly, this is the wrong person to challenge. But the bigger problem is this manager, and every other higher up in this company, uses fear to motivate people all the time!