Author Archives: Michael "Mick" Mayers

Tell Me If This Applies To You

It’s hard to envision something as being a reality when it’s not even in your vision.

Connectivity

The credibility we gain from professionalism creates good will and that good will translates directly into public support.

Time To Clean Up

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We may be the most professional individuals in our departments, but tolerating unethical behavior is, as the Code of Ethics points out, tantamount to endorsing it as acceptable.

Enlightenment

A very little Zen.

Dumpster Fire

Dumpster Fire, defined by the Urban Dictionary: Slightly better than a train wreck. Something difficult that nobody wants to deal with.

Magnanimity

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It is the humility that some of our athletes express that endear them to us and make us proud they represent our nation.

Beating Up On Others

Professionalism infers a level of competency, but it also includes a level of behavior that includes restraint and decorum.

Keep Your Adversary Close

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In warfare, if you underestimate your adversary, you are setting yourself up to fail. Likewise, in the arena of public opinion.

The Important Part To Consider

After re-reading my rant, I see I didn’t do a very good job of either writing or editing or even telling the story.

Integrity

Maybe I’m being overly sensitive, but I listened to the audio and I resent the implications Crummy and Murphy made in their poorly presented article.

Zen Zone #43

Something to think about.

Who Built The Pyramids?

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Finding the answers to problems requires the courage to ask questions and to assert your desire to learn.

If You Want To Be Treated With Respect, Look The Part

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If you have to convince others that you are what you say you are, it isn’t going to happen overnight. It has to be a perception of everyone at all times because when you really need others to see those qualities in you, it will be too late to change the perceptions when that moment occurs.

Loyalty and Trust

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For any City Council to naively suggest that personnel reductions and other resource denials won’t adversely affect public safety just because “they say so” is ridiculous and in fact, dangerous.

Gone Shrimping

Yesterday, when my bucket fell into the water, I lost an hour’s worth of casting when both of the shrimp fled for their lives. But on reflection, there was another lesson as well.

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