Author Archives: Michael "Mick" Mayers

Merry Christmas – A Call to Lead

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Profound belief, even in complete contradiction to science, has proven to be miraculous.

Zen Zone #39

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“Do I look like a cat to you boy? Am I jumpin’ around all nimbly bimbly from tree to tree? Am I drinking milk from a saucer? DO YOU SEE ME EATING MICE?”

Zen Zone #38

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Giving freely of oneself without any expectation of recieving something in return is at the core of all the world’s greatest teachings.

Zen Zone #37

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The wise master teaches more through being than doing. Leading often requires us to be still and listen.

Zen Zone #36

What form do you provide to create energy?

What I Thought It Would Really Be About

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When I signed onto what was then a fledgling internet forum on fire serivce issues, I imagined a place on line similar to some of the think-tank type collaborations I have at times, found myself participating in.

Defending Against Bullies

There are those who are laughing at us, thinking we are too dumb to do anything about cutting our benefits, laying off brothers, closing up fire stations. But hey, let’s not raise the spectre of changing things because that wouldn’t be “patriotic”.

Engagement

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If the culture is who we are, and we are the culture, how do we change that?

Belief At The Point of A Gun

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In the eyes of those who don’t have the facts to begin with, any fact is more concrete than no fact.

Zen Zone #35

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It is best to look for opportunities, to engage when the timing is right, and to focus resources on the battle at the appropriate time and in adequate numbers.

Attributes of Generals

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When you can be like this, your people will follow you wherever you need them to go and will do whatever it takes to create success.

Sacrifice

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The point is that true leadership requires sacrifice. Real leaders don’t just mail it in when they are tired, or sick, or having a bad day. They put others first and they continue soldiering on.

And Now, The Rest Chime In…

Real leaders don’t let the weak get beat up by bullies, even though they have it good themselves.

Occupy Your Life

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The reality is that those in our government on both sides have failed us, and those extremes that have driven our agendas on both sides are more about themselves and less about the rest of us.

Zen Zone #34

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It is one thing to create art, it is yet another to create art that inspires others to create art.

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