Thursday, May 30, 2024

Are you the hero or the villain in your team? w/ Carl Smith and Jesse Wroblewski

Most of us tend to view ourselves as the hero of the story, but it's a pretty safe bet that Darth Vader also thought he was the good guy.  So how do you know if you're actually the villain? Carl Smith and Jesse Wroblewski join the podcast to share ideas on how to figure out if you're Batman or The Joker on your team.

You can find the podcast here.


  • Being a hero or a villain is subjective and depends on the perspective of others.
  • Leaders should be aware of their actions and the impact they have on their team.
  • Empathy and self-reflection are important in avoiding villainous behavior.
  • True communication and understanding can help build stronger relationships within a team. Difficult conversations and honest feedback are crucial for effective leadership.
  • Fear and pressure can lead to toxic leadership, and it's important to find healthy ways to manage negative energy.
  • Having a coach and seeking unfiltered feedback can help improve self-awareness.
  • Decommoditization is a strategy to differentiate oneself in a competitive market.
  • The Bureau community is a supportive and inspiring network for professionals.

Monday, May 06, 2024

Human Hacking with Christopher Hadnagy and Dr. Abbie Maroño

I am SO psyched to share this interview!

In this interview, I am joined by Christopher Hadnagy and Dr. Abbie Maroño from Social Engineer to talk about how social engineering practices can be used in a positive way to foster greater collaboration in teams. 

I have been a huge fan of Chris's work for a long time. He's had a big influence on how I approach the work that I do.  With Dr. Abbie covering the psychology aspect of human hacking it adds a whole other dimension to the work. 

You can find the video version of the interview here.

You can find the audio version of the interview here.