Serving a career in corrections, and avoiding all the bumps and bruises along the way, is extremely chal­lenging. Adding to this the current crisis in staffing necessary posts for security and safety, you have extremely difficult day-to-day experiences. There are many temptations for staff to fall off the edge in the form of bad decisions with negative impact. Those that stay the course should have our utmost appreciation for their accomplishment. It is my opinion that such accomplishments do not simply happen by chance. Each corrections profes­sional needs skills and thoughtful planning to get through. In this publication, Dr. Spinaris clearly de­fines those concepts and strategies. I invite every correctional professional to take seriously her rec­ommendations for success. She provides the means in this writing for every corrections professional to complete their career with a smile and great memo­ries of a job well done.