Leadership

  • Supervising Strengths - Part II

    Cops are willful, opinionated, self-confident, and challenging. And that’s exactly why they were hired for this job. Good luck if you are “just a decent manager.” But if you can be both one of the “most effective managers” and a true leader at...

    Article • December 7th, 2011

  • Policies, Standards and Stupidity

    Sometimes administrators need to see the real world...

    Article • November 30th, 2011

  • The First Amendment in Action

    I think our Founding Fathers would be thrilled to see tens of thousands of Americans (remember they were the first to call themselves “Americans” as British Colonists) protesting with protection.

    Article • November 30th, 2011

  • Supervising Strengths

    By the power vested in me by the jurisdiction of ________, in the County of ________, and the State of ________, I’m the BOSS, DAMMIT!!! You WILL do to what I say!” Yeah, how is that working for you? There IS a better way to supervise.

    Article • November 4th, 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

  • Measuring Social Media Impact

    Any kind of resource deployment in one area of the city affects resources (and thus crime) in another, so constant measurement is required to ensure police aren't spread too thin and the public's quality of life isn't diminished (or if those are the...

    Article • August 2nd, 2011

  • Whose Side Is The Chief On?

    Just what are the chief’s responsibilities, is it to keep the town council happy or look out for the troops? This is the balancing act between management and leadership.

    Article • July 21st, 2011

  • Be A Leader for Goodness Sake

    It is time for these chiefs to man up. They seem to be great leaders when times are good and money is flowing.

    Article • July 19th, 2011

  • Is Social Media A Force Multiplier?

    A public information or community relations officer may find that during the course of a workday -- in among the usual tasks -- the amount of information coming at them via real-time status updates is overwhelming, even with a plan to filter and manage it...

    Article • July 5th, 2011

  • IF I KNEW THEN 2 - Book Review

    Chief Bill Harvey reviews "If I Knew Then 2: Warrior Reflections" for our readership.

    Article • July 1st, 2011

  • Survival Honor & Integrity

    Make and keep an oath to your own safety and survival

    Article • June 30th, 2011

  • Boring Day or Bad Day Planning

    How to prevent the boring from becoming too exciting

    Article • June 28th, 2011

  • Examining The Rise In LODDs

    What is causing the increase in LODDs? The popular and common answers may not recognize the "hidden" driving force behind the violence.

    Article • June 23rd, 2011

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