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The Leadership Style Myth

December 4, 2017

It's not about pitting one style against another, but using a style that will work best in each situation.

Two Management Keys for Small Unit Leadership

November 2, 2017

Through surprise inspections and follow-up, supervisors can stay on top of things and accomplish their goals and objectives.

How to Succeed as a First-time Supervisor

September 5, 2017

Prepare for a leadership role by acquiring the skills and training you'll need.

Four Hard Truths in Leadership

September 1, 2017

Stumbling blocks can hamper supervisors' efforts, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't keep trying.

Learn to Love Chaos

August 7, 2017

If you can't make order out of chaos, then you shouldn't be a supervisor.

Preparedness, Not Paranoia

June 10, 2017

We must be prepared to deal with danger but not feed into our emotions. Fear makes us irrational. Police officers cannot afford to be irrational.

University of San Diego Master's in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership Announces First Graduating Class

May 8, 2017
On May 27, more than 100 law enforcement officers from local, state, and federal agencies will become the first class to earn a Master of Science in Law Enforcement Leadership from University of San Diego (USD).

Your Role as a Supervisor

April 10, 2017

Just doing your job is not enough. You have to fulfill your role as a supervisor, which encompasses much more.

Developing Managerial Effectiveness

March 13, 2017

Managerial effectiveness includes skills such as time management, strategic thinking, and decision-making. The challenge for any supervisor is to develop relevant skills in order to be more effective.

Self-Discipline

February 7, 2017

Not too long ago, I was asked to identify the one leadership characteristic that rises above all others as the most important. Though I was intrigued by the question and was prepared to give it a great deal of thought, I came up with an answer almost immediately. It was a trait instilled in me while serving in the military: self-discipline.

Don't Be an Idea Person

October 6, 2016

It's been said that ideas are a dime a dozen but the people who implement them are priceless. As a supervisor, you get to decide whether you're worth more than a dime.

Leadership in an Anti-Police World

September 1, 2016

Unfortunately, some front-line police leaders are succumbing to the negativity. A few simple reminders of the power and efficacy of leaders who direct with intentionality and resolve may offer some insight and a recalibrated plan for modern-day leaders.

Lead, Don't Blame

July 8, 2016

In today's world there are supervisors who act to protect themselves from the fear of failing, the fear of confrontation, and the fear of dealing with their own mediocrity.

Taking Charge of Yourself

March 2, 2016

Supervisors often hear that they are to lead by example, but what does that really mean? You are the first person who has to obey in order to comply with the very things you demand of others.

Order of Operations

January 28, 2016

Let's take a look at each paragraph individually and see how the Marine Corps' planning format might be used in planning a law enforcement operation or project.

Your Leadership Roles

November 17, 2015

You're kidding yourself if you think that you will ever have a fully trained and motivated command. You are a trainer, a coach, and if you care about the future, a mentor. In reality, each has its own role, specific purpose, and desired outcome.

Dealing With A Bad Attitude

August 20, 2015

A person with a bad attitude can be disruptive to the workplace, it's not something you want in your unit but before you face the issue head on, make sure you've documented their bad tendencies. 

The Management Side of Leadership

June 30, 2015

You often hear the word "leadership" used, but it has become so cliché that the real meaning has been all but lost. Many have pushed away the management side of the house and have ignored the fact that being an effective manager is a big part of a leader's job.

Leadership in Reverse

September 17, 2014

Every profession espouses the virtues of leadership. But what about followers, which are the flip side of the equation? You can't have good leadership without good followership.

The Chief Trainer

October 3, 2013

You are a chief or sheriff. Get real and train with your officers. You should be one of the first enrolled in your defensive tactics and subject control training classes. Your attendance and participation will speak to all, and what it will say is this stuff is real and it's important.

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