Create the Conditions Conducive to Better (less violent) Human Beings

Pythagoras (c. 570 – c. 495 BC) recognized early what Frederick Douglass (February 1817 or 1818 – February 20, 1895) later told us: “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” We have yet, at least in the fields of Emergency Management and Law Enforcement, to realize that, until we greatly expand our vision of how to CHANGE (not simply manage) events such … Continue reading Create the Conditions Conducive to Better (less violent) Human Beings

Mobilize Yourself for Others

There are no innocent bystanders. When wrong-doing occurs in your presence, your silence is tacit approval. If you witness inappropriate actions, you must: Assist others. Fix something when it is going wrong. Stop something that is wrong. No matter what, tell the truth. LIFE needs people who adopt a protector mindset. One does NOT need to be a Police Officer, Law Enforcement Officer, Security Officer, … Continue reading Mobilize Yourself for Others

REspect All Persons…Always

Dr. George Thompson, creator of Verbal Judo, identified (and gave a name to) just this practice of professionally given “REspect” (his unique spelling) to distinguish it from the commonly known form of earned “respect.” This is one of the many tools, tactics, practices, and strategies that he contributed to the world of Conflict Communication. His pioneering work forms the foundation of many Conflict Communication programs … Continue reading REspect All Persons…Always

Seek to Ethically Serve & Protect (being unconcerned what your ego wishes to be called)

Hi All, See, read, and consider the points in this article entitled: Why we are warriors, guardians and ambassadors. Let’s keep this brief. Self-identify yourself as whatever you’d like…Guardian, Protector, Ambassador, Warrior, as long as what you DO (which is far more significant than what you say) includes: Gladdening the heart of human beings (this can be achieved in innumerable ways), Feeding the hungry (be … Continue reading Seek to Ethically Serve & Protect (being unconcerned what your ego wishes to be called)

Training the Ethical Protector

  Hi All, There is a gap in most (yes, most) law enforcement, public safety, police, and security training programs.  If your agency or organization is not suffering from this gap, then perhaps this article is not for you.  I caution you, however, to not allow ego to so quickly pull you away.  Ego blinds and is ever-present in protection circles. Please see this great … Continue reading Training the Ethical Protector

Stand in a Morally Good Stance

Stoicism tells us that a meaningful life isn’t made of wealth or fame, but of a morally good stance toward others. A morally good stance toward others is a life-ethic with which a person, a family, an agency, a department, an organization, a nation, a world, can be transformed into one in which, as the Stoics put it, the entire human cosmopolis (i.e., all of … Continue reading Stand in a Morally Good Stance

Ethical Intervention & Bystander Mobilization for Protection Professionals

  Here I share an article, with some minor changes, that I initially published on LinkedIn. See this important video of a Law Enforcement Officer assaulting a hospital patient.  Click here for the article/video. The important topics of ethical intervention and bystander mobilization are made obvious in the video footage, specifically, by their conspicuous absence. Note how the video came from one Police Officer who … Continue reading Ethical Intervention & Bystander Mobilization for Protection Professionals

Ethical Protection

Hi All, Every human being has the capability of giving ethical protection to every other human being on planet earth.  We can create and maintain a safer, saner, world by being Ethical Protectors of others. To create a safe family, a safe workplace, a safe world, when we witness anything inappropriate, neglectful, abusive, or wrong, we should: 1. Assist our family members, co-workers, and fellow … Continue reading Ethical Protection

Rollcall Wisdom – Guardians of the Peace

    Hi All! Here continues the Rollcall Wisdom featuring Chief Harry Dolan. Please see this video below wherein Chief Harry Dolan, former Raleigh, NC Police Chief, speaks about the essential definition of a Law Enforcement Officer.  It is his opinion of this definition, and it is one with which I wholeheartedly agree. There is still an ongoing debate where Law Enforcement Officers make arguments … Continue reading Rollcall Wisdom – Guardians of the Peace