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Great Leadership Requires Humility
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

The Leadership Style Myth

The Leadership Style Myth

It's not about pitting one style against another, but using a style that will work best in each situation.

December 4, 2017

Two Management Keys for Small Unit Leadership
There Is No Off The Record

There Is No Off The Record

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

October 16, 2017

Four Hard Truths in Leadership
Learn to Love Chaos

Learn to Love Chaos

If you can't make order out of chaos, then you shouldn't be a supervisor.

August 7, 2017

Preparedness, Not Paranoia

Preparedness, Not Paranoia

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.

June 10, 2017

Establishing Priorities

Establishing Priorities

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.

May 11, 2017

Your Role as a Supervisor

Your Role as a Supervisor

Just doing your job is not enough. You have to fulfill your role as a supervisor, which encompasses much more.

April 10, 2017

Developing Managerial Effectiveness

Developing Managerial Effectiveness

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.

March 13, 2017

Self-Discipline

Self-Discipline

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.

February 7, 2017

No One Cares?

No One Cares?

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

January 6, 2017

Reverse Mentoring

Reverse Mentoring

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

December 8, 2016

Don't Be an Idea Person

Don't Be an Idea Person

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.

October 6, 2016