September 24, 2018

A Canadian’s view of Gun Control

By Bruce Atchison Mass-shootings  are an almost  weekly occurrence. Moreover, the news shows every detail since whatever bleeds leads. But feelings are subjective and lead to bad laws. It’s especially so with gun crime. Mentally-ill, jihadis, or emotionally troubled foes do these crimes. The Columbine and Sandy Hook elementary shootings were done by such folks. […]

September 18, 2018

More quotes to live & work by

Here is yet another collection of quotes that I have collected in the past few decades. To answer a question by a few people about where I get these…from the innumerable e-mails I get from business coaches, authors, and just plain pull out of TV and books. If you wish to know who these people […]

September 14, 2018

There are some realities that can only be seen through eyes that have been cleansed through tears”

A quote by a former Pope, Francis. While he wasn’t specifically talking about workplace/school violence (WPV/SV) prevention…it fully applies to the outcome of an incident. But…such is the reality of security and explicitly WPV/SV prevention. If you look at the numerous incidents over the past couple of years you’ll notice several similarities in the survivor’s […]

September 5, 2018

The dog days are here and…they are a panting!

We have seen several incidents of WPV and SV in the past month that have shocked some people. The only question is why weren’t they thinking about security before such an incident occurred i.e. the gamers regionals for Madden 19? That incident also dispels the myth that all of these shooters are delusional and just […]

September 4, 2018

Sticks & stones may break my bones but…

…Words will never hurt me. So says the nursery rhyme. And that would be wonderful if that kindergarten attitude could hold true throughout our life. But it never does. Eventually words will get to someone and then… it means that they will add up and make a person go nuclear, or if you prefer, postal. […]

September 1, 2018

Throw a Zeusian lightning bolt into the culture

There are many times when a change in culture, either at a corporate or local level, needs to be accomplished. You hire a new manager and expect them to totally change it…instantaneously. But, there is no quick fix for anything at the corporate level much less at a branch level many times. Others can be […]

August 27, 2018

Are you dedicated or just a plain ol’ bully?

The definition of a bully: Offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behavior, an abuse or misuse of power through means that undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the recipient. Bullying is now a major issue in the workplace. Or is it? Certainly, there are bullies in this world. All you have to do is look at some […]

August 23, 2018

What kind of manager are you?

Ah, the majestic old days of management when we could rule with an iron fist. Don’t care about your employees just their productivity. Tell them what to do and where to go if they don’t like it, my way or the highway. If it made them upset, not our problem. Unfortunately, back in my days […]

August 20, 2018

Who have you profiled today?

Innumerable discussions, arguments, and even a few knock down drag outs have happened Because the generalized thought is that we, especially you bigots and racists, profile certain ethnic and religious groups. I want to tell you one thing and settle this. We, meaning everyone, profiles someone every single minute of every day. But it’s not […]