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Strengthening the Chain of Command

Strengthening the Chain of Command

Unlike in the military, LEOs often need reminders to communicate with their supervisors and subordinates to work as a well-oiled team.

April 4, 2018

Lonely, But Not Alone

Probably the biggest mistake that leaders make is not properly using the other leadership resources at their disposal. We have a chain of command in law enforcement for a reason.

May 1, 2007

The "Moto" and How to Get It

A recent e-mail from a reader asked me how a leader brings out the highest levels of motivation from police officers. It seems like a great topic to write about.

January 1, 2007

Back to the Basics

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.

November 1, 2006

Self Sacrifice

"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

July 1, 2006

Team Leadership

"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

May 1, 2006

On Leading Cops and Two-Year-Olds

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.

April 1, 2006

To Lead and Serve

"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

February 1, 2006

Leadership on a (Time) Budget

"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

January 1, 2006

Leadership and Laughter

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

December 1, 2005

Can Leadership and Friendship Co-Exist?

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.

November 1, 2005

Preparing for the "Big One"

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.

September 1, 2005

Leadership Q and A

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

August 1, 2005

Leading in Times of Doubt

"It is hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse." - Adlai Stevenson

July 1, 2005