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“A panicked mind is a useless mind.” –Laurence Gonzales It’s useless because it brings nothing to the table. It doesn’t contribute to the solution. In fact, it can make the situation worse. Why, then, do our officers panic? Quite simply, they aren’t prepared. Their mind isn’t prepared for whatever the
This week I was reading an article in Harvard Business Review called 6 Strategies for Leading Through Uncertainty. One of the strategies really hit home for me and I’d like to share my thoughts with you. One of the strategies discussed by the author is the to resist oversimplifications and
If you’ve ever been to a Command Presence class, you know that we are big fans of the Arbinger Institute. They have some incredible material that is worth your time and effort. One of the things that they stress is the importance of seeing people as people, not as objects.
Many people refer to criminal justice agencies as paramilitary organizations. And in many ways perhaps they are. There is a rank structure, a clear chain of command, and some even have general orders. So, there are similarities. And it works well – at least most of the time. But sometimes