Active Shooters: Upstream work to be done

Hi All, We watch cameras in a Security Operations Center (SOC) to capture footage, hopefully, left of bang, of bad guys planning to do bad things. And it’s good. We should keep it up and indeed we should grow our SOCs into ever more sophisticated centers. Yet, we still, collectively, as a society, are not going far enough upstream to sustainably stop the next active … Continue reading Active Shooters: Upstream work to be done

General Powell’s Perennial Rules

According to me, no leadership library is complete unless crowned with the classic book by General Colin Powell, It Worked for Me (Enhanced Edition): In Life and Leadership. I will go so far as to say that your library is deficient unless this book is present (and, of course, read and absorbed). I was originally gifted this book by a former leader who exemplified the … Continue reading General Powell’s Perennial Rules

Confessions of a Hate Hunter

Hi All, Call me crazy, but I have this far-fetched belief that a human being ought to leave this world a better place than when s/he found it. I fully embrace a belief and worldview expressed here by Horace Mann: “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” See this very interesting article about race-hate ideology, its many faces in America, … Continue reading Confessions of a Hate Hunter

Incivility in Healthcare is here to stay: Knowing this, let’s get busy facing it

Greetings, See this brief article that highlights the challenges in healthcare with incivility, aggression, and violence from patients and visitors. It was shared and highlighted on LinkedIn by some of my Healthcare Security Leadership colleagues. COVID and the associated stress (e.g., surrounding tightened visitor restrictions) have certainly added to incivility, aggression, and violence coming into our hospitals. And yet, incivility, aggression, and violence were indeed … Continue reading Incivility in Healthcare is here to stay: Knowing this, let’s get busy facing it

A Tribute to Dr. Paul Farmer from a Healthcare Security Leader

In this world there are examples of human beings who are inspiring. One such person was Dr. Paul Farmer, Anthropologist, Physician, and Humanitarian. Dr. Farmer has been an inspiration to me for a long time. I work daily as a Healthcare Security Leader. Some might think that this is a profession very distinct from the role of a global health advocate and physician. Perhaps, if … Continue reading A Tribute to Dr. Paul Farmer from a Healthcare Security Leader

Teach them to long for the immensity of the sea

If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery If you want your Team Members to really excel in performance, and blossom professionally (as well as personally), do not simply hand them a role description. No, … Continue reading Teach them to long for the immensity of the sea

Healthcare cannot be a Ship in the Ocean

I again highly recommend the writings of Shane Parrish. His exploration of mental models and related topics are some of the best available anywhere. Go here to read for yourself. Read this recent post on LinkedIn wherein Shane refers to passive stability and active stability. Shane begins by mentioning: “A ship in the ocean is passively stable. The captain can take a nap, the power … Continue reading Healthcare cannot be a Ship in the Ocean