Author Archives: Michael "Mick" Mayers

Mourning The Loss of Free Speech, Ham-Handed Chiefs, and How We Got Here

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Shouldn’t the municipalities involved in such activities consider the reason why these situations occur?

Vision Quest

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“The Principle of Priority states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what’s important first.” – Steven Pressfield

Los verdaderos líderes no temen a empoderar a sus seguidores

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Cuanto más apretado que detentan el poder, tanto más probable es que aplastarlo como una brasa y evacuarlo también.

Something To Think About

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Leadership requires the development of balance.

True Power Can’t Be Kept

Real leaders don’t fear empowering their followers.

Mentalidad de Sitio – En Español

Conozco personas que están siempre peleando. Yo fui una de esas personas, así que sé lo agotador y frustrante que puede ser. Debemos pensar en la conveniencia de participar en un asedio en contra de alguien que ya ha formado su opinión acerca de lo que creen y determinar si eso es un uso eficaz […]

Siege Mentality

If you have ever tried to open a closed oyster with your bare hands, you can probably guess that changing someone’s mind is going to be a lot like that.

As With All Things Zen

As an educator, coach, mentor, and supervisor of those who serve the public, I wonder sometimes about the motivation of my charges.

Somos Una Hermandad – – En Español

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Mientras yo hablar y leer algunos españoles, que hablar y leer un poco.

Too Much of a Good Thing

A plethora, to those of you who care about such things, is not simply a large amount of something, but an amount so large it becomes undesirable.

The Reality Is This…

Here in the United States there are a distressing number of loudmouths who strongly believe, and use whatever bully pulpit they have at hand, to trash emergency service organizations.

We Shall Never Forget

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In the eleven years that have passed since that day, what have we achieved?


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If I asked you to determine if someone was having an MI by looking at one lead of a cardiac monitor, could you do it?

Your Firehouse Zen Meme of the Moment – Austerity For All, Volume 2

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If the politicians and the haters have their way, this could be in your future. And if this post doesn’t succeed, it will be in your past.

Your Firehouse Zen Meme of the Moment – Austerity For All, Volume 1

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Thanks to the popularity of our “McKayla’s Not Impressed” post on Facebook, thought perhaps you’d like some of these more often.

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