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Real Change

Real Change

Obtaining tacit knowledge is considered our most important and powerful learning activity, but too often the folks with the tacit knowledge are left out of the decision-making process, in favor of the most institutionally educated folks; the ones with explicit knowledge only.

July 10, 2017

Military Vets Joining Law Enforcement

Military Vets Joining Law Enforcement

Men and women leaving active-duty military jobs would seem to be a perfect fit for police careers. But there are many obstacles in their way and hurdles they must overcome before pinning on their badges and joining the thin blue line.

January 30, 2014

The Peter Principle

The Peter Principle

It's critical that only the best warriors get promoted up the ranks in law enforcement. Wearing sergeant's stripes or lieutenant's bars on your uniform has to be about more than just time served or passing a test.

February 12, 2010

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

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

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

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