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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

How to Run For Sheriff

If jobs were like mental illnesses, the office of sheriff could be said to have multiple personality disorder. On one hand, you're a by-the-book law enforcement officer. On the other, you're a consummate, cunning politician.

June 1, 2005

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

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