Tag Archives: Dave Statter

Hey, Watch This!

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The difference between a stunt man and Jackass is that stunt men are cool, calm professionals who study the art of doing dangerous things.

Before You Go – Resolving Intractable Conflict

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I hope you enjoyed this series on intractable conflict.

Avoiding the Violence of Dysfunction

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Trollery isn’t limited to nameless, faceless POS who hide behind pseudonyms in internet comments or forums.

Dysfunction Affects Us All

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What do we as the nation’s emergency services perceive our values to be?

The Reality and Complexity of Dysfunction

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Leadership is dangerous and leaders get attacked, not just professionally, but emotionally and yes, physically.

The Toxic Leader

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Since the toxic leader can be found representing Labor as well as Management, it is an important consideration.

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.

Dysfunction: A New Discussion

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The basic issue in intractable conflict is mistrust, or in some cases, a total absence of trust.

Emotions – What Can We Do About Them?

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When the stakes are high and getting it wrong could mean catastrophic outcomes, we must keep our head in the game.

Truth: Let’s Find The Scapegoat

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My colleague and someone I respect, Dave Statter, happened to share an article today that has a few of you riled up.

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.

Listen To What You Are Saying

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While the rest of the nation was hanging Capt. Smart out to dry and even having some punny remarks on his name, one or two individual comments were drowned in the flood.

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.

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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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