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Back to the Basics

November 1, 2006

The implications of football in American life run deep. Football is analogous to many things: warfare, battle, teamwork, discipline, mental toughness, physical courage, strategy, tactics, and of course, leadership.

What Police Officers Need

September 1, 2006

"Forward then. Forward! Let us go forward without fear into the future and let us dread naught when duty calls." - Sir Winston Churchill

Self Sacrifice

July 1, 2006

"Let us stop being selfish…to the ideas of the common good and of our existence, everything must be sacrificed." —General Jose de San Martin

Team Leadership

May 1, 2006

"The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses." - Philip Caldwell

On Leading Cops and Two-Year-Olds

April 1, 2006

Most of us are leaders in some facet of our lives. Any police officer who doesn't think of himself or herself as a leader is just plain wrong. I doubt that a cop who is also a parent could argue being a parent isn't about leadership, because it most certainly is.

To Lead and Serve

February 1, 2006

"The Leader must himself believe that willing obedience beats forced obedience, and that he can get this only by really knowing what should be done." - Xenophon, 360 BC

Leadership on a (Time) Budget

January 1, 2006

"Time is neutral, but it can be made the ally of those who will seize it and use it to the full." — Sir Winston Churchill

Leadership and Laughter

December 1, 2005

"Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it, and then move on." — Bob Newhart

Can Leadership and Friendship Co-Exist?

November 1, 2005

You can't call a relationship "friendship" until it has gone through adversity and you know that the person is really your friend. That can also be applied to leadership.

Preparing for the "Big One"

September 1, 2005

Only you know your leadership situation. Whether you are the chief of police or an officer on the beat, you should know your area of responsibility and what is required of you when the "big one" hits, whatever that catastrophe may be.

Leadership Q and A

August 1, 2005

Sgt. Mark Stainbrook was recently interviewed by a fellow officer. Here he shares his answers to questions about leadership.

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

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.

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