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Leading in Times of Doubt

July 1, 2005

"It is hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse." - Adlai Stevenson

How to Run For Sheriff

June 1, 2005

If jobs were like mental illnesses, the office of sheriff could be said to have multiple personality disorder. On one hand, you're a by-the-book law enforcement officer. On the other, you're a consummate, cunning politician.

The Future of Law Enforcement Leadership

May 1, 2005

"In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future." – Eric Hoffer

Storytelling

April 1, 2005

Cops are by definition storytellers. We deal with a situation, then go back to the station or to our vehicles, gather our thoughts, and tell the story in the form of a report.

Shaping a Leader

March 1, 2005

"There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind."- Buddha

How to Talk to Police Officers

February 1, 2005

Watch the leaders, or those in leadership positions, and you will learn much as a student of leadership. I try to key in on how supervisors address groups of officers and I always look to see how the officers respond.

The Big Picture

January 1, 2005

What is so great about a New Year is that it is a time for fresh starts and a time to renew your commitments. Hopefully it will be a time to step up your commitment to the study and practice of good leadership for the benefit of your department and your people.

"Why, Oh Why?"

December 1, 2004

As leaders we dread the word. You make a decision, you issue an order, you write a policy, and then someone inevitably approaches you with that one-word question.

Managing Conflict: Bridging the Gap

November 1, 2004

Police officers deal with conflicts every day--not just with suspects or the public, but between fellow officers.

Tough Decisions

October 1, 2004

What I didn't know at the time was that two of the task force officers had been notified of the crime before the local division.

Your World

September 1, 2004

Things might be bad all over, but as a leader you can have a huge impact on the morale and welfare of your folks.

The "R" Word

August 1, 2004

I was trained under the rule that as a leader I take responsibility for not only my own actions, but for those of my subordinates.

Leadership Relationships

July 1, 2004

There seems to be a constant change of roles between officers based on rank, position, and seniority. We on the inside know that relationships between cops of different ranks are far more complex than what you see on a line organization chart.

Walking the Line

June 1, 2004

As a supervisor, get to know your people, support them and provide the guidance to ensure they are making the right decisions. When you are successful, anonymity is often your reward, while failure brings the press scandal that brings down careers and departments.

Your Leadership Toolbox

May 1, 2004

As a student of leadership, throughout your police career you will be expanding on your education, training, and experience, and building a "leadership toolbox."

The Personality Factor

April 1, 2004

Could Gandhi have been a great military general? Could Patton have led a nation with charm and persuasion? We will never know, but each of these great leaders, operating within the bounds of their own personality, reached a pinnacle of leadership in their time and in their element.

The Good Follower

March 1, 2004

When everyone tries to be the leader at the same time, nothing gets done.

What Police Captains Can Learn from Captain Picard

January 1, 2002

Star Trek's Captain Jean-Luc Picard has some pearls of wisdom for police captains everywhere ... even those on Earth.

SWAT Teams Need Strong Leadership

April 1, 1998

No police department would ever consider sending police officers onto the street without proper training or equipment to handle routine calls.  Without hesitation, police department send their officers to state-of-the-art equipment. This is equally true when it comes to training and equipping high-risk or specialty units such as SWAT teams, gang units, repeat offender units and emergency response teams.

The Longest Climb

October 1, 1996

Networking, mentoring, career tracking; these are words more likely to be heard at the local chamber of commerce than in the front seat of a patrol car. Yet, as corporate America re-evaluates how it does business, female law enforce­ment officers are examining and adopting effective business tactics to attain top levels in their profession.

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