Business ethics will ultimately dictate the success of an individual or a company in any industry in my opinion. Over the years in the military and during my time in the private security profession, I’ve seen people rise and fall based on their business ethics. This law and principal seem to run parallel in every aspect of business, profession and life because both business, professionalism and many different types of success really all depend on relationships. Something that is true and that many people do not consider is simply that relationships are the result of many different common value systems and the aligning of motivations and goals but ultimately the outcome of relationships usually ends up being dictated by the character of the people in the relationship. Business ethics is something that should be heavily studied, considered and understood because just like your character, your business ethics will ultimately decide where you end up at the end of the day. There is no hiding from the inevitability of reparations, results and manifestations in your life that will come about as a result of your character and the professional relationships you are able to keep, maintain and benefit from will be a direct result of the quality of your business ethics.
Michael Julian has done many things in the industry but most importantly he has been in the industry successfully operating for a number of years and one of his companies has been up and running for over five decades now. As a professional who investigates workplace crimes on a regular basis and as a successful businessman in our industry, he had some very valuable things to say on the above-mentioned topic. His bio is below.
About Michael Julian
Michael Julian has worked in the investigations and security profession since 1985 when he began his career working as a surveillance investigator for National Business Investigations, Inc. He’s a long-time member of multiple national and international PI and security associations including the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), of which he was President for two terms. He is a graduate of the Executive Protection Institute, studied surveillance detection and covert protection at Executive Security International, and has certificates in behavioral threat assessment and active shooter survival training.
His company, founded by his father in 1967, has provided executive and asset protection services to corporate executives, celebrities, natural and man-made disaster victims and people at risk, and investigative services to the corporate and private sector for five decades. He is a certified Personal Protection Specialist (PPS), is a Certified Professional Investigator (CPI) and is one of less than 50 Certified Security Professionals (CSP) in California.
Michael created the A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival program, which he teaches throughout the US and wrote the book, 10 Minutes to Live: Surviving an Active Shooter using A.L.I.V.E., which is sold worldwide.
Michael Julian, CPI PPS CSP CEO/President National Business Investigations, Inc. MPS Security & Protection 866-678-4408
Itinerary of information during the episode
0:00:00 – Opening
00:01:22 – Michael Julia Introduction
00:04:42 – Good ethics/Bad ethics
00:09:18 – Clients and Industry
00:13:53 – Reputation is everything
00:16:30 – Making mistakes
00:19:18 – Getting into this industry
00:22:57 – The Solid Guy
00:28:42 – Work ethics
00:31:50 – Humility
00:34:50 – Network is your net-worth
00:39:20 – What we’re there for?
00:41:48 – Relationships
00:46:05 – Women in this industry
00:49:00 – Learning to be a servant
00:50:20 – De-escalation skills
00:52:42 – Word of advice
00:56:50 – Closing gratitude
Active shooter training
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