Your Moral Compass:
A Practical Guide for New Wave Leaders

A Good, Moral Compass is Vital Now . . .

Throughout the ages, moral conduct has been an overarching concern. Why? Simply because society doesn’t work well without morality. That’s why understanding this subject is essential for everyone—in every age and generation.

Your Moral Compass: A Practical Guide for New Wave Leaders
James Kopovic, DPP; Mitch Javidi, PhD; Anthony H. Normore PhD; and Mark A. Garcia, Chief

Throughout the ages, moral conduct has been an overarching concern. Why? Simply because society doesn’t work well without morality. That’s why understanding this subject is essential for everyone—in every age and generation. Some understand this, but many don’t. Rest assured that having a good moral compass and using it is worth the effort many times over. Such understanding and practical implementation promotes harmonious relationships, business success, effective leadership, and just plain happiness. It’s vital now, and it’s vital to you. Why do you need this book?

Your Moral Compass:

  • Provides you with the knowledge and wisdom to make the right decision at the right time for the right reasons.
  • Gives you a guide to living effectively and commendably by explaining the difference between ethics, morals, virtues, and character traits and, most important, how to practice each of them.
  • Enhances your understanding of what it takes to expand your well-being and thrive.
  • Helps you know how to lead successfully as a New Wave MAGNUS-OVÉA leader in our ever-changing reality.
  • Demonstrates the importance of building and leaving a legacy that lasts. How did you influence others? How will you be remembered?

Achieve well-being and earn respect with good character and excellent leadership.
Leave the world a better place by following your moral compass.

Published 2020 © New Wave Publishers


“Down-to-earth, warm-hearted, and full of wisdom, this practical guide is crafted to be easily understood and applicable to real life.”
— George F. Breedy, Captain, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office

Dr. James Klopovic holds a Doctorate of Public Policy from Charles Sturt University, Sydney Australia, with concentration on service project capacity building at the organizational and community levels focusing on community policing, delinquency prevention, reducing recidivism and reducing prison populations. He has served as a senior staffer on The North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission for 24 years and he is retired from the United States Air Force where he served in multiple locales including South East Asia and the Middle East in numerous capacities including as a logistics line officer, training detachment commander, Department of Defense Advisor (from 1977-78) to the Imperial Iranian Air Force, Area Recruiter for the ROTC and  Air Force Academy and Associate Professor, Arizona State University. Read more …


Dr. Mitch Javidi is an envisioneer with over 30 years of practical and hands-on Leadership Development experience in diverse industries including Academia, Military, Law Enforcement, Government, and Technology. As a globally recognized leader, he is the founder of the National Command & Staff College, Institute for Credible Leadership Development and the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development.  He has trained at the Joint Special Operations Command “JSOC” and the US Army Special Operations Command “USASOC.” He was awarded the honorary member of the United States Army Special Operations Command in 1999, honorary Sheriff by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2016 and honorary Police Commander by the Santa Fe ISD Police Department (2019). He was also the recipient of the “Spirit Award” from the National Tactical Officers’ Association.  This prestigious award award is presented by NTOA to an individual whose work saves lives (2019).  Read more …

Anthony H. Normore PhD. holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Educational Leadership, California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in Los Angeles. Tony was a visiting professor of ethics and leadership at Seoul National University, a visiting professor in the department of Criminal Justice Studies at University of Guelph/Humber (Toronto), and a graduate professor of law, ethics, and leadership for the Summer Leadership Academy at Teachers College-Columbia University. His 30+ years of pro¬fessional experiences as an educator have taken him throughout North America, South Central Asia, Eastern Asia, the UK, Continental Europe, and the South Pacific. Tony’s research and practice focuses on leadership growth and development in the context of ethics and social justice. He is the author of 100+ scholarly publications; 150+ conference workshops/presentations/keynotes; and author of 15+ books, including What the Social Sciences Tell Us about Leadership for Social Justice and Ethics (Information Age Publishing, 2014) and Collective Efficacy: An Interdisciplinary Approach to International Leadership Development (Emerald Group Publishing, 2013). Some of his recent publications can be found in Police Chief Magazine, Peace Officers Research Association of California, and Law Enforcement Today. Tony is chief leadership and ethics officer and chairman of the Criminal Justice Commission on Credible Leadership Development (CJCCLD). He was honored at the 2013 American Educational Research Association and Leadership for Social Justice Special Interest Group as the recipient of the Bridge People Award, an annual award to recognize people for leadership and community partnership.
Mark A. Garcia Chief (ret.) served the San Bernardino Police Department in California for 24 years, ascending to the rank of assistant chief of police. He then served as chief of police for the City of Redlands, California, for six and a half years, retiring in 2018. He has over 31 years of law enforcement experience, which he continues today. Mark is currently vice president of Magnus Leadership for the National Command & Staff College. His passion for character-based leadership development led him to start Blue Virtue Leadership. He has taught hundreds of law enforcement professionals how to develop their leadership capacity, build character, enhance organizational culture, build a virtue-based policing structure, and create organizational ethics programs. He teaches Service Oriented Leadership and Strategic and Tactical Decision Making. He has made numerous presentations on leadership, ethics, and culture for the MAGNUS Leadership Program, Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium, California Police Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute at the Drucker School of Management, California College and University Chiefs of Police Conference, Faith and Justice Summit, University of Redlands, and Cal State San Bernardino.