As a leading expert and advisor in the fields of Cybersecurity, Organizational Development, Executive Leadership, Senior Government Interactions, and Business Development, John Matthew Felker brings an extraordinary wealth of knowledge and unparalleled experience. With a lifelong passion for staying engaged in the world and being challenged, John has helped many senior leaders and boards understand the business impact and risk of cybersecurity threats.
His leadership development and coaching skills come to the forefront in organizational change or growth situations, which he believes is crucial to workforce development and retention. Having served as the Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), John's impact on mission performance, interaction with federal and private sector stakeholders, and cybersecurity support delivery has been significant.
In this interview, we will dive deeper into his areas of expertise and learn more about the disruptive trends on the horizon in his industry or position.
My areas of expertise include Cybersecurity, Organizational Development, Executive Leadership, Senior Government Interactions, and Business Development.
My main motivation for being an advisor is to stay engaged in the world and be challenged. I find having a meaningful role keeps me excited and continuing to learn. Advisory roles provide many opportunities to do that!
I have expertise in two areas - 1) helping senior leaders and boards understand the business impact and risk of cybersecurity threats and the potential for preventing and mitigating those risks meaningfully and effectively coordinating the building of governance and cyber systems. 2) Leadership development and coaching - particularly in organizational change or growth situations. I believe that this is the underpinning of workforce development and retention.
Without a doubt, AI will be disruptive. However, the bigger concern is the ethics and content of the data that is used to develop the AI algorithms and machine learning that are the basis for those AI tools.
When I took over as Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in 2015, the organization had been without a full-time leader for two years. Additionally, there were three organizations with differing mission sets that were nominally cohesive under the NCCIC umbrella. They were effectively dysfunctional. We spent four and a half months listening to the workforce. We developed and implemented a reorganization plan with workforce buy-in over the next three months. We also unleashed the creativity of our team by setting simple boundaries for performance - if it wasn't "illegal, immoral, or unethical - go for it!" This effort yielded some significant mission performance improvements and fostered increased retention of highly talented cyber personnel in a hard-to-keep government environment. Over the next two years, mission performance, interaction with federal and private sector stakeholders, and cybersecurity support delivery improved significantly.
In conclusion, it is critical in today's ever-changing digital landscape to have a solid understanding of SEO and marketing tactics that can take your business to the next level. With the help of a skilled advisor, such as John Matthew Felker, who possesses expertise in Cybersecurity, Organizational Development, Executive Leadership, Senior Government Interactions, and Business Development, your company can achieve its goals and thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace. To hire John as your advisor for valuable insights and guidance, visit AdvisoryCloud today.
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