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How to Raise Emotionally Strong, Resilient and Powerful Kids in A Digital Age

How to Stop Coddling the Emotions of Your Kids

Today, I have a special guest, Dr. David Murphy. David is one of the world’s leaders in working with children, young adults and families and helping them with their struggles, utilizing time management and organization. He consults with families and addresses the needs of students at all grade levels have been diagnosed with challenges like Asperger’s, non-verbal learning disabilities, social emotional disabilities, ADHD, and all types of challenges related to this time management organization.

Dr. Murphy received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Connecticut and is nearing completion of his second Master’s degree in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University. He earned his Doctorate in Education at Northeastern University.

In our conversation, we get into all sorts of details related to the issues that are facing children, from young children through middle school, and high school. These are things that I have been personally trying to become an expert on with my family. if you have a child at any one of these stages, stay tuned because some of the things that David brings up completely rock my world and they will yours as well.

We discuss topics like, How do you not coddle the emotions of your kids?’, What does that mean with child rearing and growing kids that are emotionally resilient?’, How do you, as a parent, not be afraid of your children failing?’, and How do you underpin family values and a lot of the strategies you deploy as a parent.?’ We also go into how you unhinge limiting beliefs with kids, how you establish a thinking about your thinking; and how you develop the patterns of emotional behavior so that they can be resilient in the face of uncertainty, in the face of doubt, in the face of failure and failing? And, finally, what is the effect of the digital generation on how you help your kids navigate and help families navigate FOMO, the fear of missing out’ effect – with the phone and other digital distractions.

Dr. Murphy shares techniques, strategies and tactics of how you can deploy the right type of approaches to support your family values as it relates to this digital age and how to raise resilient, emotionally very, very strong and powerful children.  I hope you enjoy this incredible interview that I had with Dr. David Murphy.

Here are some Important TakeAways from this Interview:

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How Do World Class CIOs Approach 10x Thinking, Idea Incubation, and Corp Re-Invention?

In my conversation with Barry, CIO of Experian we discussed how Experian incubates ideas, develops minimally viable products (MVPs) and brings them to market fast. He emphasizes the organizational focus needed today related to constantly reinventing itself and adding new products to the market. Experian has a three-way process between the technology side of the organization, the data labs, and our clients directly. It has been a really powerful model that is working quite well. As you watch this clip, here are some key take-aways to listen for:

Key Take-aways

  •  Think Tank
  •  Surrounding yourself with smarter people
  •  Innovation Labs that work
  •  Global Innovation Sandbox is their (tech incubator)
  •  Think Tank Operation, Fail Fast, Idea Incubation
  •  He looks at his innovation group as an Internal VC (Venture Capital) fund
  •  The Innovation group focuses on making bets – lots of them

Bill Murphy hosts a popular RedZone Podcast, where he interviews leaders who inspire him in the areas of Exponential Technologies, Business Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Thought Leadership, Enterprise IT Security, Neuroscience, and more.

As the CEO of RedZone Technologies Bill is responsible for the vision and direction of the company and has guided the company to a leadership position in Enterprise Cybersecurity and IT Managed Services. In this quickly evolving environment, his leadership has made RedZone Technologies an avenue for innovative solutions, while remaining a dependable and reliable partner in the face of rapidly changing technologies and threats. The success of this vision has also meant consistently delivering on promises made, and earning customers’ lifelong loyalty.

RedZone Technologies’ goal is to help businesses secure their networks and keep their data safe. RedZone can help you minimize risk. Contact our team today: (410) 897-9494 | rzsales@redzonetech.net.

For more details of this conversation, click below to see the full transcript.

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What Skills Must You Have in a Modern Development Environment?

Barry Libenson, CIO of Global Technology at Experian, recently came onto my podcast show. He has a continuous track record of huge success in the CIO capacity and is currently responsible for the design and delivery of global technology strategy at Experian.

Here are some very practical and usable suggestions discussed in this segment. 

  • Re-Use of Code
  • Follow Agile Principles
  • Embrace Micro services & API Calls
  • The ability to Decouple your legacy environment into reusable code that may be legacy by nature, but it can by wrapped effectively with an API layer or with a set of micro services so that the logic doesn’t necessarily need to be rewritten, but it can be called as a module, and be embedded in some other application.

Watch this short video from the podcast as Barry speaks with me about CIO Offense and Defense Strategy for a World Class company.  I want you to understand what keeps a top CIO up at night and what he is doing about it.

Bill Murphy hosts a popular RedZone Podcast, where he interviews leaders who inspire him in the areas of Exponential Technologies, Business Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Thought Leadership, Enterprise IT Security, Neuroscience, and more.

As the CEO of RedZone Technologies Bill is responsible for the vision and direction of the company and has guided the company to a leadership position in Enterprise Cybersecurity and IT Managed Services. In this quickly evolving environment, his leadership has made RedZone Technologies an avenue for innovative solutions, while remaining a dependable and reliable partner in the face of rapidly changing technologies and threats. The success of this vision has also meant consistently delivering on promises made, and earning customers’ lifelong loyalty.

RedZone Technologies’ goal is to help businesses secure their networks and keep their data safe. RedZone can help you minimize risk. Contact our team today: (410) 897-9494 | rzsales@redzonetech.net.

For more details of this conversation, click below to see the full transcript.

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Spartan Boys Were Taken From Their Mother at Age 7 to Become Warriors

Raising Boys to Military Men in Sparta

The Spartans continue to fill us with awe centuries after their culture has disappeared. However, remnants of their civilization remain within our sports and military. My conversation with historian and author, Paul Rahe, explores how young boys as 7 were turned into men and warriors. We discussed:

  • Staying Power
  • Physical Discomfort
  • Strength
  • Fraternity
  • Fighting and battle techniques

This conversation is part of an interview I recently had with Paul Rahe, an expert in ancient Greece. Paul has written a trilogy of books on Sparta and the Spartans. You’ll find the links below:

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Comprehensive Credential Compromise Protection for Mid-Market CIOs

Cloud App security is a major item that CIOs need to really pay attention to moving forward. How often do you ask yourself this question, ‘Is Cloud App Security for You?’ In this clip of my conversation with Shannon Emmons, Sr. Product Manager at SonicWall, she shares her expertise on this topic.

API based security is a big deal for SonicWall and is a part of many of their solutions. The SonicWall Cloud App Suite is a powerful way to secure your cloud and SaaS apps, such as Box, Office, Dropbox, Salesforce. It is also a major thesis for RedZone Technologies as a part of cloud security moving forward. As you listen to this  section, think about the question at hand, Is Cloud App Security for You?

RedZone Technologies’ goal is to help businesses secure their networks and keep their data safe. We offer a broad range of  progressive IT security programs, tools and solutions to give our customers peace of mind.  Contact my team today: (410) 897-9494 | myteam@redzonetech.net.

If you would like to see the full transcript of this conversation, please click below.

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