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...

The Police & The People Podcast

  The Police & The People Podcast is hosted by Timothy Jones and Joshua Stokel. The mission of this podcast is to bridge the gap between the police and the people they serve. We want to create a better understanding of what the police do and why they do it....

We Are the Light in the Darkness

The law enforcement community has experienced some saddening and even deeply concerning events as of late. Outside of the usual dangers and issues we face on a daily basis, police officers are being outright disrespected and insulted in the news and on social media....

Law Enforcement Promotion Recommendations

Joshua and I recently taught a class on getting promoted. This class is not as easy to run as one may think. It has been our experience that in non-civil service states, every department runs their promotion processes differently. Some are simply a written test and an...