Leader Development

Be Passionate, Back Up and Empower Your People, and You Will Get The Culture Right

I stumbled upon an article that was written last year with some insights from General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis on the 4 Lessons Every Business Leader Can Learn From Legendary Marine General I think every leader including those in policing can learn from. We police all too often complain about our bad cultures, the lack of motivation and the unwillingness of our men and woman to take responsibility.

Workplace Development Programs: Training? or Education? by Louis Hayes

The more I study and learn how humans complete tasks, solve problems, and seize opportunities, the more convinced I become we need to change the design of our human development programs – by accounting for the differences between training and education.

Imagine a Police Culture Where People Wake Up Every Day Inspired to Go to Work

“As a leader, we are not responsible for the results. As a leader, we are responsible for the people who are responsible for the results.” ~Simon Sinek

The Blame Game: Who @#$%ed This Up?

"The urge to blame military misfortunes on individuals runs as deep as the inclination to blame human error for civil disasters." ~Eliot Cohen and John Gooch, Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War

Change the Culture If I could Only Change One Thing by Don Vandergriff

The principle thing now is to increase the responsibilities of the individual man, particularly his independence of action, and thereby to increase the efficiency of the entire army… The limitations imposed by exterior circumstances causes us to give the mind more freedom of activity, with the profitable result of increasing the ability of the individual.
Von Scheekt, Chief German General Staff, 1925

The Five Learning Disciplines

THE CORE OF LEARNING ORGANIZATION WORK IS BASED UPON FIVE “learning disciplines”— lifelong programs of study and practice:

  1. Personal Mastery— learning to expand our personal capacity to create the results we most desire, and creating an organizational environment which encourages all its members to develop themselves toward the goals and purposes they choose.
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