Leadership

Team

Yesterday (as I write this blog), Miguel Cabrera achieved something very special – his 3,000th hit. In fact, when you couple it with his 502 home runs, MVP awards, and Triple Crown accomplishment, he is in very, very rare company. I was at a Tigers game yesterday. Unfortunately, it was the second game of the …

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Boy, Could We Use…

Many a conversation over the past few years have started with, “Boy, could we use some leadership in…” And most of the time the statement was probably pretty accurate. The need for and lack of leadership in America right now is incredibly concerning. We often make the same complaint within our individual agencies. We lament …

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Speaking the Truth

Disclaimer: it has been my experience that when people use the phrase “brutally honest” they are about to say something hurtful or believe that gives them the right to be a jerk. That’s not the kind of honesty that I am talking about here. “Transparency” is a word that is used a lot in law …

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Right or Wrong?

I am a flawed human being. Not necessarily a bold statement – because we are all flawed. But my flaws seem to come out at the worst times and under the worst possible conditions. And one of my big flaws is my stubbornness. Some might call it hardheadedness or inflexibility or any other number of …

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Huddle Up

If you have read many of my posts here in the Iron Blog, you know that I am a big sports fan. In fact, as I am writing this, I am watching another college basketball game. And as usual, something happened that got me to thinking. Actually, it was several things. Huddles. That’s what piqued …

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The Mission

I love watching war movies – especially the old ones. And if you watch enough of them, you’re going to find one where the fearless leader accomplishes the mission in spite of the cost to their people. Now I get that sometimes the mission is of such importance that significant cost may be justified. But …

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Expert Opinion

It’s definitely football season. And you know how I know? All the football experts are out. They are out in force on sports talk radio, and in the comment section of news stories online. And they are also out of their minds in many cases. “What Coach (insert name of local coach) should have done …

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Benefit of the Doubt

Without a doubt, the courageous folks in law enforcement have lost the benefit of the doubt with regards to public opinion. Where officers once were presumed justified in their actions, it is now presumed in the mind of many that it is just another case of officers abusing their authority. As much as it troubles …

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