EDITOR’S NOTE: Mike Combs is director of asset protection, global supply chain at The Home Depot. Prior to assuming this role in 2008, he was director of loss prevention for AutoZone for six years and held various LP positions with Macy’s for eight years. Combs earned a master of science
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Articles by James Lee, LPC
Here we are again—quickly making our way to the midpoint of another year. And while we may realize that time won’t stand still for any of us, it’s still difficult to come to terms with how quickly it can move by.
We’re once again in the midst of conference season,
Tim Belka is the senior director of global security at Walgreens. Belka began his career as a US deputy marshal before joining the Central Intelligence Agency as a special agent. In his role with Walgreens, Belka leads a team responsible for the company’s Security Operations Center, executive protection, corporate campus
“One piece of advice that I believe will contribute more to making you a better leader, will provide you with a greater happiness and self-esteem, and at the same time advance your career more than any other advice I can provide to you. And it doesn’t call for any certain
EDITOR’S NOTE: Scott Glenn, JD, LPC, is the chief security officer for Sears Holdings where he is responsible for asset and profit protection, safety and food safety, business continuity, and crisis response among other duties. Prior to joining Sears in 2008, Glenn held various loss prevention roles at Kohl’s, TJ
EDITOR’S NOTE: Scott Ziter is director of asset protection for Price Chopper Supermarkets based in Schenectady, New York. He began his career as a store detective with Stop & Shop where he rose through the organization to director of asset protection and then vice president of asset protection for Stop
This column is about things I may have said before in January, favorite things I heard said in 2016, and some issues for 2017.
Things Worth Repeating
Things I said in previous Januaries that I think are still pertinent include:
Make a list. Write down those things you want to accomplish or work
On the first day of Christmas my company gave to me course work for the LPC.
On the second day of Christmas I stopped two thieves shoplifting, and started work on my LPC.
On the third day of Christmas I watched three hours of CCTV, stopped two retail felons and worked on
On the anniversary of each Pearl Harbor Day, I always think of my first mentor in loss prevention. His name was Lane Cooke, and I first met him when he was the regional security director for the Midwestern division of retailer Montgomery Ward. He was at the Pearl on that
In the last sixty days, the LP industry had two senior executives announce their retirements. One was Karl Langhorst of Kroger. Jack Trlica and I had the privilege of visiting with Karl a few years ago in the Kroger offices in Cincinnati. We spent an evening and a day conducting