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Storytelling

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.

April 1, 2005

Shaping a Leader

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

March 1, 2005

How to Talk to Police Officers

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.

February 1, 2005

The Big Picture

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.

January 1, 2005

"Why, Oh Why?"

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.

December 1, 2004

Tough Decisions

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.

October 1, 2004

Your World

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

September 1, 2004

The "R" Word

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.

August 1, 2004

Leadership Relationships

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.

July 1, 2004

Walking the Line

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.

June 1, 2004

Your Leadership Toolbox

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

May 1, 2004

The Personality Factor

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.

April 1, 2004

The Good Follower

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

March 1, 2004

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