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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.

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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.

The Leadership Style Myth

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

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.

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.

Four Hard Truths in Leadership

Stumbling blocks can hamper supervisors' efforts, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't keep trying.

Learn to Love Chaos

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

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.

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.

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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.