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Firehouse Zen by Michael "mick" Mayers - 6M ago
For those of you who knew him, and those who didn’t get the chance, my father, Chuck Mayers, passed away a few weeks ago. Fortunately, I ..read more
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Firehouse Zen by Michael "mick" Mayers - 6M ago
I’m retiring. I said it a while back and the day is upon me. It’s only one thing I am retiring from, the job I have worked at for three ..read more
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Firehouse Zen by Michael "mick" Mayers - 6M ago
I was reviewing an article on Forbes.com about compassionate leadership today. While I tend to resist what is “trendy” regarding ..read more
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Firehouse Zen by Michael "mick" Mayers - 6M ago
A zen saying goes roughly like this: “The use of the wheel is where all the spokes form to make the hole.” Another: “The most useful ..read more
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Firehouse Zen by Michael "mick" Mayers - 6M ago
I was given an opportunity to retire after 35 years on the job and pursue some new challenges. “Retirement” is nebulous to me.  All ..read more
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Firehouse Zen by Michael "mick" Mayers - 6M ago
What is bravery? As a firefighter, we understand that our first act of bravery is accepting the authority and responsibility of the badge, ..read more
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Firehouse Zen by Michael "mick" Mayers - 6M ago
This year makes thirty-five that I have been a career firefighter and thirty-seven since I first walked into a firehouse as a member. That ..read more
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Heuristics are valuable in permitting us to make quick decisions. In 2005, Malcolm Gladwell (in his best seller, Blink) described this ..read more
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Firehouse Zen by Michael "mick" Mayers - 6M ago
I own a Jeep and there is a tradition among Jeep owners to wave to one another when we pass each other on the highway.  I don’t know ..read more
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Firehouse Zen by Michael "mick" Mayers - 6M ago
As leaders, we face ethical challenges every day.  Ethical frameworks exist to provide some systematic approach to govern decisions ..read more

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