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Mission Matters in Leadership

September 14, 2011

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Confusion about Mission creates dissension and allows for mission creep which can be harmful to both leader and organization.  Success is dependent on Mission focus.  That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t alter our path or actions at some point but it does mean that we do so consciously in a way that is congruent with […]

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What is Leadership?

August 29, 2011

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Leadership Equals Influence At it’s most basic, leadership is influencing people.  Every time we connect with someone we have an influence on them. Ideally we would like to influence people in a positive manner, however, leadership can be expressed as a negative influence. It has been said that Hitler was a great leader, however he […]

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Policing vs Law Enforcement: Part 3

August 19, 2011

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Previous installments of this series have discussed the foundational concept that there are few, if any, problems that we will be able to arrest our way out of.  This reality creates a limiting paradigm if we choose to identify or label ourselves as law enforcement.  We set ourselves up for failure.  We have to move […]

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You Can Never Not Lead

August 17, 2011

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Today I feel led to address the 800 pound gorilla staring many of us in the face when we think about the state of leadership in our profession… You can have the stars and the corner office but until you can look in the mirror and truly see yourself as the Chief, master of your […]

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