About Daniel Mick

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This Blog is dedicated to sharing my views, thoughts and feelings about the world through prose and poetry, the outpouring of my soul in vivid and intimate detail.  I hope my journey can be a lesson to you–even if it is a lesson of what not to do.

I invite people of all faiths, philosophies, and political views to engage in the great conversation about our shared future.

I want a world where the people are represented by the best among us–not the richest or most popular. This means a new generation of leaders dedicated to serving the interests of all, and pandering to the insecurities of none.

Most leaders attempt to gain power over others instead of empowering others. No leader will carry us all to the promise land. We must make the journey ourselves. A leader need only to point the way.

A leader does not divide–or conquer. A leader does not polarize people with misleading statements or irrational emotions. It is the cooperative drive that elevates humans above animals, and the selfish drive that lowers us to the level of demons.

Our world is in trouble.  Everyone says that if we give them our time, money, or even life–they will save us.  I disagree, I think real leaders give to us.

We can all have the world we desire… when we realize our true desires are the same. This blog is a record of those desires.

2 responses to “About Daniel Mick

  1. love ur blog too!

  2. January 19, 2009

    Brian Robertson’s suggested in his Dec, 08 “Viewpoint – Why Security Associations Are In Trouble” CSIS should fold its tents and send its members off to the nearest ASIS Chapter. I, for one, don’t think the absorption of CSIS into ASIS or any other Security Association is the answer. Brian also suggested; CSIS and the security industry are looking for leadership. I, completely, agree and the need for leadership has existed for decades.

    In June 1992, a Commission of Inquiry into Policing in British Columbia was ordered by the Attorney General of British Columbia. In 1994, the Honorable Mr. Justice Wallace T. Oppal – the current Attorney General of BC – released the results of his inquiry in a report, Closing the Gap, Policing and The Community – Policing and the Community.

    Of the 317 recommendations made by the Commission of Inquiry, 26 were focused on the private security industry and here is one recommendation that speaks directly to the industry association/leadership issue.

    Mandatory Membership in an Industry Association – Requiring all security business licensees to be involved in an industry association could enhance opportunities for consultation and Self-Regulation (emphasis is mine). An association’s constitution and operations would be developed by industry members themselves. Such an association would unite the various small industry groups that now exist.
    (Page F-32: Volume 2)

    Recommendation
    154. The province, in consultation with affected
    stakeholders, amend the Private Investigators and
    Security Agencies Act and regulations to require that
    all security business licensees be members of a
    industry association.

    This recommendation has never been acted on by the Security Programs Division of the Ministry of the Solicitor General and Public Safety. But, before we find fault with the government the private security industry needs to look inward and ask; where was the industry leadership going to come from to act on the recommendation? It didn’t exist 17 years ago and its arguable that it exist now.

    In 2002, another opportunity was created for the security industry in BC to take the initiative. The Provincial Government eliminated the Private Security Advisory Board with no suggested replacement. But, this did evoke a reaction from the industry and no attempt was made by the industry to initiate a process to create an industry association.
    In fact, the only attempt to create an association came as a result of a disagreement a few security company owners had with the Security Programs Division. The security company owners created a branch of the Association of Private Security Agencies (APSA), which only lasted a couple of years and was doomed to failure at the outset, because it only served Greater Vancouver security companies and did not allow security officers as members.

    Brian asks, “Will other leaders come forward for the cause?” Leaders are exactly what are needed. By necessity, Private Security Industry Associations are, currently, managed within a paradigm created and controlled by provincial/territorial governments. The industry does not need more managers it needs LEADERS!
    • Leaders that will innovate change,
    • Leaders that will dare to think and act outside of the existing paradigm,
    • Leaders that will stimulate and motivate their constituents,
    • Leaders that will challenge the status-quo, and
    • Leaders that will surround themselves with people who will bring change to the industry.

    The private security industry in Canada meets all the criteria to become self-regulating, but it will take strong vibrant leadership to take the industry to such a level.
    In order to evolve, the private security industry needs to form a collective, cohesive, all inclusive, focused body that represents the views of an entire national industry. The potential membership of such an association would number in the tens of thousands, think of the political clout such an organization would have. Other industries; such as, trucking, nursing, farming, construction, the examples are extensive, all became self-regulating because they identified the people to lead them to greater heights. It seems to me, if we can’t organize ourselves to create an industry association, how in the world can we consider creating a suggested industry sector council? Our industry reality is to continue to function within the current paradigm, which includes being functionally controlled by government and folded into other public safety sector organizations. Or, we put the wheels of change in motion, either way it’s our choice.

    Jim Foston
    Chairperson – CSIS Pacific Region

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