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Great Leadership Requires Humility
Law enforcement leaders could learn a thing or two from the example of President George Herbert Walker Bush.
January 14, 2019
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
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
Through surprise inspections and follow-up, supervisors can stay on top of things and accomplish their goals and objectives.
November 2, 2017
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
Stumbling blocks can hamper supervisors' efforts, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't keep trying.
September 1, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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