Category Archives: News

Dysfunction and Our Shared Existence

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When we are involved day-to-day in the crisis we may be too close to the problem to be objective.

The Dysfunctional Organization

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One of the first steps in solving a problem is recognizing you have one.

Being First Versus Being Right

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We are in such a hurry to get it first that we fail to get it right.

Paula Deen: Getting The Shaft or What She Deserves?

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Why are we discussing Paula Deen? Because this case is appropriate to leading and change management in the Internet age.

I’m Telling You, Don’t Go There…

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“A fire can happen anywhere, and a fire station is not immune”.

Time To Get Uncomfortable

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I harbor serious concerns when individuals with the responsibility to protect the vulnerable underestimate risk and disaster comes calling.

America Burning – A Belated 40th Birthday Wish

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Many of you weren’t even alive when this report hit the stations (maybe even some of your parents weren’t either), but it was a very graphic expose of what we faced.

Who Really Is The Face of Terrorism?

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I believe in peace and I believe in perspectives, but I’m afraid I’m not a pacifist.

West, Texas

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One of the things that makes Man an evolved species is the capacity for empathy.

Unsafe Until Proven Otherwise

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If you can PREVENT an incident from going bad, you need to.

Are We Off Limits?

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If you want to have outrage, use it on the real people we have who make the brotherhood look bad through their lack of professionalism.

I Am A Bully

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With the pull of a trigger, we can launch down an irrevocable path with unbelievable repercussions.

It Can’t Happen Here

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Our prayers need, right now, to be with our brothers at Bryan (TX) Fire Department in their loss of two valiant men.

Your Altruism Is Hereby Noted

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I am constantly surprised at the discussions on “pay to spray”. By now, we should have done something about it or stop acting so surprised when it happens again.

Steve Jobs: What Impact Do You Have On Your World?

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Charisma goes a long way, but being true to yourself and leading from the heart will carry you the full distance.

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Michael "Mick" Mayers

Battalion Chief with Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire and Rescue and an Emergency Response Coordinator with the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ National Disaster Medical System Incident Response Coordination Team.

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