From GOOD to GREAT

From GOOD to GREAT

My post this month involves a friend of mine. I attended the 110th New Hampshire Police Academy in 1996. Also in attendance was a guy by the name of James Sartell (Jay). Jay was not in my platoon, so we did not interact that often. When we did, I always liked him and...

Are we TRULY Using Our Evaluations Effectively?

As a person who has spent the last couple of years teaching and discussing the foundations of good leadership, said discussions inevitably turn to department evaluations. I hear from some officers who say that their departments have evaluations but often forget to...

True Leadership Begins When You Step Out of Your Comfort ZoneRecently, Josh and I decided to add some important material to our first-line supervisor leadership class. While reviewing some material on leading up the chain of command, Josh disagreed with the tone of...

A Case for NOT Doing it by the Numbers

As a person who has spent the last couple of years teaching and discussing the foundations of good leadership, said discussions inevitably turn to department evaluations. I hear from some officers who say that their departments have evaluations but often forget to...

Keep the Fire Burning

In 2015, I was fortunate enough to be sent to the FBI LEEDA Command Leadership Class. I did enjoy the class and the instructors were outstanding. The material was relevant and I learned a great deal….But, there was one small segment that had the most significant...

What drives our people?

Hello everyone. It has been a while since I’ve posted. I retired this summer and I took the opportunity to chillax a little. It was nice. Now, I’m back to building my training business and enhancing the careers of public safety personnel.While I was...

Good morning everyone. This will be my first “official” post (non-introductory) on this leadership blog. I want to discuss an article I recently read on Forbes.com. It was written by Mike Myatt and was titled, “The #1 Reason Leadership Development...

Who the Hell are You?Hello everyone. My name is Tim Jones and I’m about to start a new blogging journey here on Google’s Blogger. The focus of my blog posts will be on leadership. Now, I know that you are thinking, what the hell do you know about...