Chief Stein’s Leadership Tips

A Train Ride
Congrats, You Are the New Boss – Now What?
Crack berry
Emotional Communication in Check
Ethical Decision Making In The Work Place
Excellence In The Fire Service
Honored and Humbled
Leadership Challenges Trust, Respect and Role Modeling
Living Backwards
Paying Attention to Life’s Lessons
The Acid Teas of Leadership
The Nothing Box
The Three A’s – Accountability, Attitude and Affirmation
Well Disciplined Engine Company

Community Alert radio interview, KZSB AM-1290, July 14, 2015



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About Videos

 “Education is evolving due to the impact of the Internet. We cannot teach our students in the same manner in which we were taught. Change is necessary to engage students not in the curriculum we are responsible for teaching, but in school. Period”
– April Chamberlain

Times have changed and we must change with it if we are to be successful. Today the volume of information available is indeed profound. The challenge is having  the time to digest it and process it’s meaning, to challenge the message and to test it’s value. Video helps in this process.

While more expensive to produce and edit video has a significant ability to convey a message. The challenge is maintaining the interest of the viewer. The following videos were produced with this in mind.

About Mike’s Library

“I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.”
– Thomas Jefferson

You can access my own collection of documents that I have used in much of my research in Mike’s Library. However, it is by no means all inclusive. I present it here in the hope that others may find it of use in their own research. Some of these documents can be downloaded. Others are referenced. Yet others you will have to purchase or search out on the Internet.

While the Internet is an amazing research too, not everything on the Internet is true nor does it always pass critical analysis. In other words, nothing beats a good personal library.