Spotting Zebras

Spotting Zebras

Short talk Spotting Zebras In a short episode inspired by a listener question, Mike dives into the art of noticing abnormalities. An EMT instructs his trainees to put every patient on the EKG, whether the complaint is cardiac related or not. Why? So that the trainee...
The Power of Professionalism

The Power of Professionalism

EPISODE 130 The power of professionalism What is a professional? The dictionary says, at its simplest, that it’s someone paid to perform a task, as opposed to an amateur. But there’s more to it than a paycheck. In this episode, Jim and Mike examine the characteristics...
Accentuate the Positive

Accentuate the Positive

Short talk Accentuate the positive  Can you weaponize a positive mental outlook? In this short episode, Jim talks about positivity and optimism and how they can be cultivated and employed by leaders. When your job is basically to foresee and plan for worst-case...
Go Touch Grass

Go Touch Grass

Short talk Go Touch Grass  In this short episode, Jim talks about the benefits he finds in taking the time to get outdoors. If you’re listening to these podcasts, you’re probably a pretty outdoorsy person, but take the time to think of the benefits of outdoor...
Managing Resourceful Humans

Managing Resourceful Humans

EPISODE 129 Managing resourceful Humans While gear is expensive and important, humans are even more so. When you’ve found the people with the right aptitudes and trained them with the right skills, how do you keep them achieving up to their capabilities? Mike and Jim...
You Have Questions, We Have Answers

You Have Questions, We Have Answers

EPISODE 128 You have questions, we have answers For the first episode of the New Year, Mike and Jim tap one of the podcast’s most important resources: You, the listeners! We asked the members of the Tactical Tangents Facebook Discussion Group for a list of questions,...