WORTH READING: Keeping Our Schools Safe

“The relationship between police leadership and school leadership must be constant and consistent in purpose.” – Police Magazine, Keeping Schools Safe

Congress Decisions that Affect the DOJ

DID YOU KNOW?   Congress passed the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017 which directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to report on Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs mental health practices and services that could be adopted by law enforcement agencies. Additionally, DOJ’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services must report on programs to … Read More

WORTH READING: Police union sues de Blasio administration, NYPD over release of body cam footage

WORTH READING: Police union sues de Blasio administration, NYPD over release of body cam footage By Gloria Pazmino The union representing rank-and-file police officers is suing Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill, alleging that the city is violating state law in their decision to release body-worn camera footage. Read the full article here: https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2018/01/09/police-union-sues-de-blasio-administration-over-release-of-body-worn-camera-footage-177414 Also find here … Read More

Michael Josephson’s NBC4 Interview: “What 2017 Says About America’s Character”

Michael Josephson’s NBC4 Interview: “What 2017 Says About America’s Character” As 2017 came to a close, Michael Josephson sat down with NBC4’s Conan Nolan to discuss what the year 2017 demonstrated about the country’s character. Both segments of Michael’s interview (which was a part of the NBC4’s NewsConference segment) are worth watching — especially as we think about how character … Read More

WORTH READING: The Better You Know Yourself, the More Resilient You’ll Be

WORTH READING: The Better You Know Yourself, the More Resilient You’ll Be by Ron Carucci, Harvard Business Review When we think about “resilience,” we typically imagine bouncing back from major hardship. Management theorists have increasingly put forward a more nuanced definition, however: resilience as the ability to adapt to complex change.

Mindset Matters: Corporate Attitude and Effective, Reflective Policies

Change is becoming a constant and self-disruption almost a necessity to adapt, transform, and future-proof your business. Open and flexible attitudes reduce the potential struggle of executives and workers to assimilate the fundamental ongoing evolution in progress related to digitally-activated interconnectedness and the speed with which updates and iterations are occurring. The essence of the corporate mindset is then, in … Read More

Why Leaders Must Balance Ego with Humility

Wisdom starts with knowing that you don’t know everything and listening to both learn and empower. – Michael Josephson This is a worthwhile article from The Wharton School: When Raj Gupta, former CEO of specialty chemicals firm Rohm and Haas, came to the U.S. from India as a young man, he had just eight dollars with him. Over the course … Read More

Good ethics may not always be good business but it is always good ethics and for a company or person of character

“Good ethics may not always be good business but it is always good ethics and for a company or person of character — that’s enough.” – Michael Josephson Find a worthwhile article from the Harvard Business Review below: I’ve been a consultant for almost 20 years, advising companies on complex challenges in ethics, risk, and responsibility.Each year several clients raise … Read More

What Happens When A Troubled Police Department Refuses To Reform?

By Nick Wing and Dennis Domrzalski A partnership between ABQ Free Press and HuffPost ALBUQUERQUE ― Early on the morning of Aug. 24, 2016, two Albuquerque police officers responded to a 911 call at an apartment complex on the city’s west side. Inside, they found the remains of fourth-grader Victoria Martens wrapped in a smoldering blanket. She had been given … Read More

Police Evaluations Should Focus on Lawfulness of Stops, Monitor Says

From The New York Times: Police Evaluations Should Focus on Lawfulness of Stops, Monitor Says A federal monitor overseeing changes for the New York Police Department has asked that steps be taken to avoid a return to a numbers-driven evaluation of officer. Read the full article here

Thoughts on Las Vegas: Needing the Best of Human Nature

The best of human nature always reveals itself in response to the worst. Compassion, service and a genuine sense of community is the most powerful antidote to the disease of hatred. – Michael Josephson  Read more of Michael’s thoughts on the awful tragedy in Las Vegas here.

Thoughts Las Vegas: Live a Life that Matters

Words, even deep and genuine feelings of compassion, are so impotent in the face of inexplicable and despicable tragedy. So many people have been afflicted by unearned and ongoing pain from the hurricanes and the Las Vegas murders it is hard not to to be by overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenge events like this present. Those of us … Read More

Thoughts on Las Vegas: Cops Have to be Brave

A gun, a badge, even body armor can’t protect the heart of people who care. Cops have to be brave and tough; they have to run toward the shooter and shield others from danger but don’t think they do not feel deeply harm they can’t prevent. Never take for granted the health and well-being of those who serve and protect. … Read More