Working Together

Are You Serving Those You Lead?

The Harvard Business Review wrote a great piece this week How the U.S. Marines Encourage Service-Based Leadership by Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch. I think the piece is fantastic and it spurred some great questions and discussion in police training circles.

J.J. DID TIE BUCKLE Traits I live By

The United States Marine Corps had a profound effect on my life. It’s where I learned how to follow and how too lead, 35 years ago. The Marine Corps values have a huge effect on the Marine Corps and it’s why they value the term Gung Ho (working together) which they still today claim is their most progressive tradition! I think the term gung ho which is quite often though to mean can-do attitude that’s applied to individual effort. IT IS NOT!

I Am Spartacus…No I Am Spartacus: Is Your Police Organization United?

Does your Organization Live and Breathe a Shared Vision?

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

I Am An Optimist. It Does Not Seem Too Much Use Being Anything Else!

Found a very good piece at the website Switch and Shift "The Case for Workplace Optimism" which discusses what optimism in the workplace is and then gives you some ideas on how to evolve your culture to one more opportunistic.

"I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else." ~Winston Churchill

FEAR VS COURAGE: IT'S YOUR CHOICE By Danny Cox

"Once when Marshall Ney was going into battle, looking down at his knees which were smiting together, he said, 'You may well shake; you would shake worse yet if you knew where I am going to take you.'" ~Orison Swett Marden

What or who builds self-imposed barriers? A stonemason named Fear, one who is highly skilled in building powerful barriers from nonexistent stones. Where does this craftsman live? In our minds. He's always there, but it's up to us whether he lives in the back of our minds or the front of our minds.

The Path to Better Execution in Seeing, Understanding and Solving Complex Problems is a Learning Organization

“…organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning to see the whole together.” ~Peter Senge

How shift debriefings can improve officer safety Published at P1


We must become more deliberate, more disciplined, and more thorough in our approach to learning and teaching

As cops, we often cry loudly about the lack of training in our profession. I am guilty of it myself.

However, while we whine about the seemingly lack of interest in ongoing training, we also miss the opportunities to train and learn from the everyday lessons available to us.

Those lessons that come from every call we respond to and every shift we work.

There’s No Magic Here

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