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Douglas Mitchell, Jr.'s Blog – August 2015 Archive (3)

Mirror, mirror, on the wall

The Sunday Preach:

Expectations & Communication

"We can earn loyalty by training well, treating people fairly, and by setting a positive example... Someone is always watching your actions and interactions. Set the tone for the way you expect your crew to perform, and they will follow you." (pg 12).

If there are no parameters for performance, how can the team know when they achieve success? A team that is loyal to both the leader and the…

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Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on August 30, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Crystal Ball Not Required...

The Sunday Preach:



See the future... (crystal ball not required)



If you are looking to see potential forcible entry challenges in the residential setting, often you need to look no further than your local hardware store.



"Residential building forcible entry is no longer the 'mule kick' on a hollow core wooden door. Formidable forcible entry concerns are becoming prevalent in the single family…

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Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on August 16, 2015 at 10:20am — No Comments

It's so easy...it's hard.

The Sunday Preach

"Click it"

Look in the mirror, in the end... you are responsible for the choices you make. 

In our personal vehicles, we would never think to drive or ride without a seatbelt securely fastened... How is it that in the rig, we think it's not required?

"The safe response is paramount and cannot be understated. The chauffeur and the company officer are equally responsible for that safe response. Be certain to wear your…

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Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on August 2, 2015 at 8:40pm — No Comments

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