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Education: Learning to Lead
When You Work for a Jerk

When You Work for a Jerk

Who among us hasn't worked for a jerk and found ourselves dreading the moment we had to pull into the parking lot at the beginning of the workday?

October 8, 2018

The Old Guy League

The Old Guy League

This old guy league is a collection of distinguished and often colorful characters; take time to get to know a few. It is very important for the older generations to pass on the institutional knowledge and share the hard lessons learned for this profession to progress.

September 4, 2018

How Police Leaders Can Get the Best Work from Their Officers
How To Develop a Policy

How To Develop a Policy

Do your research and follow an outline to create a fleshed out protocol that benefits your agency and officers.

May 2, 2018

Lead Your Way to a Successful Department
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
How to Succeed as a First-time Supervisor
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

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

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

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