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  • Personal Preference or Policy Decisions

    Your skills and knowledge may have gotten you to the rank of sergeant, but you must be careful not to hold that over others; especially those you now are responsible for leading.

    Article • July 3rd, 2012

  • Separating Contenders from Pretenders

    New chiefs or new commanders must know their territory as well. What are your local hot buttons? Before the downward economic troubles, it was crime and perception.

    Article • June 1st, 2012

  • The Changing Winds of Leadership

    One cannot go for a week without hearing some doom and gloom story of yet another city that is on the verge of bankruptcy. What this does do is create a future problem. Budget is tight, so cut back on police, criminal justice and emergency services. Now...

    Article • April 26th, 2012

  • Listen to Learn

    Listening is not a passive part of learning and improving but an active and integral part of improving and staying alive

    Article • March 26th, 2012

  • Young Command Mistakes

    Leadership is hard work, but the most rewarding if done correctly. Learn from other’s mistakes and successes. Be a mentor and not a monster.

    Article • March 22nd, 2012

  • Weary Warriors

    Today’s cops are under extraordinary pressures; this calls for leadership.

    Article • February 23rd, 2012

  • Hotwashes and Personal Growth Potential

    Personal Disaster Avoidance Begins with self-inspection. Not all life’s disasters are natural; some are man-made and self-induced.

    Article • December 29th, 2011

  • Policies, Standards and Stupidity

    Sometimes administrators need to see the real world...

    Article • November 30th, 2011

  • Anyone can be a supervisor; or can they?

    It looks easy and anyone can do it, right? Be careful what you seek; it is not all that you think.

    Article • October 31st, 2011

  • The Accountability Measure

    I get asked what are the key elements for a good officer, simple enough

    Article • September 27th, 2011

  • The Indecisive Leader

    You may already have one or more of these in your ranks and they will eat away at the very foundations of your leadership.

    Article • August 18th, 2011

  • Boring Day or Bad Day Planning

    How to prevent the boring from becoming too exciting

    Article • June 28th, 2011

  • Know Your A's and I's

    The biggest reason why we produce an after action report is to share the lessons learned to prepare for the future. Sharing our learning curve is very important today.

    Article • May 30th, 2011

  • What Are Your Leadership Values?

    Do you live those values and instill these values in your work and with your squad?

    Article • April 28th, 2011

  • Will You Be On The Top or Bottom?

    Your entire career will be a test of your professionalism and values. Will you end it on the top or on the bottom?

    Article • April 6th, 2011

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