'Career Suicide is Overrated'
And Other Lessons for Leaders About Honouring Mental Health Where You Work, Live, And Play
In Brian's second book he discusses the leadership, both good and bad, that he has experienced during his fall, and recovery from, post-traumatic stress. He puts forth a theory that modern leadership needs to be carried out by what he calls Capital -L Leaders - leaders who realize and appreciate the constantly changing, ever-growing role that mental health issues play not only in the workplace but across society. He illustrates these lessons with examples that he has encountered since his traumatic incident in 2004 and channels his inner literary and history geek through the use of quotes by famous leaders and thinkers who have shaped the course of our world.
...a must have, must read book for any leader...I only wish such a comprehensive guidebook on leadership that focuses on the mental well being of our employees was available earlier in my career.
Deputy Chief Richard Derus, Windsor Police Service ret'd.
An essential read for all managers. It ties management principles with mental health principles in a way that clarifies each is dependent on the other. I can’t wait to see it out there as it is a key set of messages for all Managers, not just in Emergency Services.
Bernie Tighem, B.AppB : ES, CFO, Lakeland Emergency Training Centre
...very well written and packed with insight from the perspective of one who has been there and seen both the dark and light side of leadership in a PTS world. Works like this represent the next big step in emergency services leadership.
Captain Mike McFadden, Training Officer, Calgary Fire Service
This book fills a critical gap in current leadership and mental health literature. In a short volume, Brian covers it all - ethics, leadership vs management, even trying to keep the game face on at work when you're barely keeping it together inside.
Tim Campbell, Division Head, City of Fullerton, CA