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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Thoughts Las Vegas: The Caring of Strangers

When terrible things happen often all that can protect us or ease our pain is the caring of strangers and the commitment and skill of EMTs, ambulance drivers, police and doctors and nurses. We must celebrate and encourage the best that is in us, not demean our potential with easy cynicism. Human nature is complex but it can be grand …

Thoughts on Las Vegas: We Need Love for All Humanity

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. Our condolences and words of support to those most injured by the Las Vegas tragedy are sadly without power. Only persistent and direct love for all humanity – irrespective …

WORTH READING: States With Right-To-Carry Gun Laws Have Higher Violent Crime Rates

Stanford University recently examined 30 states that have adopted right to carry laws in between 1979 – 2014. The study concluded that after roughly 10 years of a state having a right-to-carry law in place, the state saw roughly 13 to 15 percent higher rates of violent crime than states that had no right-to-carry laws in place.  This study debunks the popular …