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

Field Marshal Sir Bill Slim on Leadership being not management

Leadership is of the spirit, compounded of personality and vision: its practice is an art. Management is of the mind, more a matter of accurate calculation, of statistics, of methods, timetables and routine; its practice is a science. Managers are necessary; leaders are essential. ~ Field Marshal Sir Bill Slim, Governor General of Australia, 1957 Continue reading Field Marshal Sir Bill Slim on Leadership being not management

Leadership must be based on Goodwill

“Leadership must be based on goodwill. Goodwill does not mean posturing and, least of all, pandering to the mob. It means obvious and wholehearted commitment to helping followers. We are tired of leaders we fear… What we need for leaders are men of heart who are so helpful that they, in effect, do away with the need of their jobs. But leaders like that are … Continue reading Leadership must be based on Goodwill

Be on the Lookout for Ways to Help Others

Go here for a nice post on LinkedIn. The folks over at Leadership First always put out great posts in reference to leadership. Seek them out. Now let me add another side to this particular image. Certainly, when someone is being inappropriate, mean, rude, or belittling, you need not listen, unless it is your duty to do so. If it is your duty, then, as … Continue reading Be on the Lookout for Ways to Help Others

There are no innocent bystanders

There are no innocent bystanders. When wrong-doing occurs in this world, your silence is tacit approval. If you witness inappropriate behavior, wrong behavior, unjust behavior, Assist others Fix things Stop something that is wrong Mobilize yourself to intervene It’s not just so-called Protection Professionals who should be adopting a protector mindset. It is equally important for us all, as World Citizens, to walk about planet … Continue reading There are no innocent bystanders

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