Following rules alone not only fails to inspire trust it leads to a culture of “compliance with the letter of the law” and finding “loopholes” to achieve the lowest level of compliance necessary to stay out of trouble. Rules, standards or laws will never set the bar high enough to draw out the excellence that can only come from character and integrity.
“Is the glass half full or half empty?” The question is typically intended to reveal something about your worldview. Are you an optimist or a pessimist? A familiar and simple idiom, but one that I think offers more than the one dimensional illustration we are accustomed to.
Much is being made of the life of Chris Kyle, some positive and some negative, after the release of American Sniper. Both the book and the movie provide a glimpse of the man’s faith and his philosophy of life. In one of the early scenes in the movie after Chris has defended his younger brother from […]
“When the people feel safe and protected by the leadership in the organization, the natural reaction is to trust and cooperate.” – Simon Sinek
A police officer given the authority to restrict another’s constitutionally protected freedom is something that must be exercised very carefully. No matter how light hearted, good-natured or harmless they may seem, these stops are an abuse of power.
“He is like a sheep dog, feared by the flock and hated by the wolves.” – Wyatt Earp
You have an obligation to yourself, your boss, and your organization to speak up when you disagree. One of the best ways to earn respect is advocating for your ideas with integrity, courtesy, and intelligence. – Dan Rockwell
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. – W. Clement Stone
Dynamic Followers, simply, are followers who take charge of both their personal and professional development, ensure complete competency at their primary duty, actively manage their relationships and exercise independent thought with both professional restraint and respect.
Fear is a big enemy to guard against, while at the same time an essential ally to understand. Allowing irrational fear to influence your thinking can paralyze you, but ignoring fear triggered by real danger will kill you. Erasmus’ third rule is a warning to analyze your fears and understand the difference.