Lazy? Become a Cop.

Lazy? Become a Cop.

Hear me out... How many people in this profession really care about officer safety? When I ask that question in leadership classes, all of the bosses emphatically say that they do. And I believe that they believe it. They guarantee that they really do care about the safety ...
Fit For Duty

Fit For Duty

[Publisher's Note: The following is an excerpt from Calibre Press' latest book, Mindful Responder. It is available now on Kindle and will be out in print in the next few weeks.] Some call us ‘occupational athletes.’ That word, athlete, others will say involves competition, and so ...
The Black Hole of Leadership

The Black Hole of Leadership

One of the critical points in a leader’s tenure is when he or she first goes into a new position. Because of the nature of change and the uneasiness that accompanies it, all eyes fall on the new leader. As people, we quickly become anxious and start to speculate about what the new ...
The New Normal

The New Normal

For at least a half-century now, Americans have had a seemingly insatiable appetite for movies and television shows depicting the stereotypically angry, jaded, isolated, alcoholic, divorced cop. And yet, as riveting as these characters can be, no one in their right mind would choose ...