Recommended Reading

I love reading. A lot. If you’ve kept up with this blog for any length of time you already know that. In fact, as I’m writing this blog I am nearly done with “Noise” by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass Sunstein. It’s an interesting and somewhat troubling book – but not one we are …

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Mission Creep

Doing more with less has been the mantra of first responders for a while now. There’s no denying that it has gotten worse over the past several years where agencies have seen a decrease in budgets, staffing shortages, and an increase in violent attacks on our brothers and sisters. But even during the best of …

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There’s a meme that has been floating around social media for a while that really cracks me up. The statement attributed to Mike Tyson goes something like this, “Social media made y’all way too comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the face for it.” Now before we continue, let me be clear …

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Organizational Costs

Everything comes at a cost. If my kids have heard me say this once, they’ve heard me say it a thousand times. And that’s because it’s true. Everything we want, everything we have, everything we do has a cost. Too many people associate cost with being something negative. Cost isn’t always negative. Sometimes things that …

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Yesterday (as I write this blog), Miguel Cabrera achieved something very special – his 3,000th hit. In fact, when you couple it with his 502 home runs, MVP awards, and Triple Crown accomplishment, he is in very, very rare company. I was at a Tigers game yesterday. Unfortunately, it was the second game of the …

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