Running Towards Danger

Last month, an armed man in Colorado entered a supermarket and began shooting people. He killed a total of 10, including Eric Talley of the Boulder Police Department. Talley is survived by his wife and seven children. Officer Talley is a warrior and a hero and gave...

Leadership Nugget – Humble Narcissism?

I recently listened to a podcast where Professor Bradley P. Owens discussed his research that identified an interesting leadership dichotomy. Owens stated that a person’s ambitions to move up the chain of command has a narcissistic component to it. We typically...

Leadership Nugget – Communication

As most of you know, the study (and teaching) of leadership is a passion mine. I have seen what good leadership can do for productivity, morale, employee retention and so much more. I have also seen the negative effects of poor leadership. One of the most widespread...

Change a Word, Change the Mindset

As I listen to news outlets, pundits and everyone who feels they know everything about police departments and how they should be reformed, I am not hearing any specific reform strategies. They love to use blanket statements and give the impression that police...