Welcome to Discussions Matter! Discussions Matter was created in 2015, to serve the Law Enforcement community, and has been expanded to support your business, leadership and personal growth needs.

All paths to success begin with discussions, so take a look around, make a list of all the points of interest, and LET’S TALK!

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Discussions Matter to Law Enforcement: A Guide & Workbook for Law Enforcement Officials Committed to Changing the Status Quo has HIT THE PRESS!  Get your copy TODAY!  I wouldn’t just provide the training without preparing you to be successful.  I’ve created resources to support your successful facilitation, member learning and ability to deliver measurable results.  As I continue to hear from you about challenges, I will continue to provide more support resources.  Get the Workbooks for your Law Enforcement Officers, Get the Facilitator Guide, Take the eLearning, and schedule Training sessions!  I can’t wait to hear about the learning experiences!

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Discussions Matter Facilitator Guide: This is a MUST HAVE companion prior to facilitating Discussions Matter! The Guide provides step-by-step facilitation guidelines, helping you engage participants in learning and preparing you to facilitate comfortably and competently.

Discussions Matter eLearning! Is a FREE course to support successful preparation for facilitating Discussions Matter and using the Facilitator Guide!  The eLearning is the first resource that you need to review PRIOR TO planning your Discussions Matter training sessions.  Purchase your Facilitator Guide prior to starting the course.

Discussions Matter Templates: Download these templates to hand-out during sessions, and encourage members to use them for their own planning and development purposes.  These templates are to be used in combination with appropriate Topic Discussions.


Law Enforcement Research


I completed my dissertation research in 2015, which began in 2009.  My dissertation Topic is An Exploration of the Relationship Between Transformational Leadership and Courageous Followership Behaviors in Law Enforcement.  My published dissertation can be accessed HERE.

Abstract:  This study explored the relationship between transformational leadership and courageous followership behaviors in law enforcement, to determine if those assessing themselves as transformational leaders also assessed themselves as courageous followers. This relationship was explored using the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) and The Follower Profile self assessment instruments, completed by 148 law enforcement leaders in the state of Ohio. The rationale for selecting law enforcement leaders for this study is that leadership and followership behaviors in this field have a significant cascading impact (on those serving, their families, those served, communities, extended law enforcement agencies, etc.). This study provided research to support leadership and followership development in law enforcement and contributed to academic research related to the leader-follower relationship. The study demonstrated an overall positive relationship between transformational leadership and courageous followership behaviors as self-assessed by law enforcement leaders in the state of Ohio.