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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.

There Is No Off The Record

October 16, 2017

If someone at work tells you something in confidence, it's still your job to share the information if warranted.

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.

Establishing Priorities

May 11, 2017

If we don't set priorities, we tend to follow the path of least resistance, avoiding the big and difficult jobs and thereby leading to delay or failure.

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.

No One Cares?

January 6, 2017

People who care make things happen. People who don't care just complain.

Reverse Mentoring

December 8, 2016

Don't be afraid to learn something from the very person you are teaching.

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.

Curiosity and Urgency

September 2, 2016

If you are to be taken seriously as a law enforcement officer, you must develop both your sense of curiosity and your sense of urgency.

The Three Things Only You Can Control

August 12, 2016

Wouldn't you rather work with someone who has a good attitude? So would everyone else.

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.

Cop 101 Never Goes Out of Style

June 9, 2016

As a supervisor, making sure that policies and procedures are being followed should be part of your daily routine. Following these protocols creates a baseline that gives you much needed consistency during any operation. That baseline is what I call Cop 101.

Having Skin in the Game

May 4, 2016

Have you ever been in a situation where you were trying to find out why something happened and you got nowhere? Nobody cared because no one was holding them accountable.

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