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Peace On Earth

December 22, 2010

There is no peace on Earth this Christmas season, but there are peaceful moments. And the only reason that we have such peaceful moments is because of the sheepdogs.

Problem Solving

August 9, 2010

Though there are many decision-making formats, there is one common component that is more important than any other: defining the problem you are trying to solve. One of the key ways to do so is by framing.

BOOK REVIEW, If I Knew Then: Life Lessons From Cops on the Street

June 24, 2010
This book differs from similar collective works in the sheer passion of the writers. For once, they are allowed to write from their inner warrior's soul. You will sense a certain energy from the contributors that you do not normally sense in this genre of writing.

Advice to the Newest FTO

April 27, 2010
Set the learning and work standards and stick to them. None of the "good enough for government work" crap. Teach your recruits to work, train, and earn their keep.


January 1, 2009

The door of the unmarked unit swung open and a giant of a man pulled himself out of the car. His humor and informal leadership skills made him not only our favorite instructor but the one who we all hoped to become.

Customers Are Always Right—Even When They're Wrong

June 17, 2008
Have you ever been in a class or seminar—as a student, not a presenter—and found that the instructor argued with his or her students? I have, and it happened again just recently.

Teach with Less Talk, More Action

April 18, 2008
Training should be more of an exchange of ideas, and less of a lecture. What officer students really like is more interactive training, and less "talking at them."

What Is a Trainer?

February 26, 2008
Of course we could patrol and investigate, and supervise and manage without trainers. But could we do it well, and properly? In many cases, no, we could not.

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

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