Implicit Bias: A Silent Culture Killer

CHECK CULTURE BIAS Today.  In your organization.  Some people could be spending 8 hours of their day conforming to a version of themselves to identify in your environment.  They are code switching, metamorphosizing, and adapting, to “fit” the definition of what is considered cultural normalcy at your organization.  This is stealing their ability to bring […]

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Being a Humble Leader Matters

LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU SERVE Leadership can be overwhelming and associated responsibilities daunting. Running from one task to the next, one meeting to the other, one phone call after another, the fact that your role as leader is first, and foremost, about serving people, can inadvertently get lost. Making people your priority must […]

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Wounds opened and reopened

Excerpt from the Introduction to Discussions Matter: Incidents are occurring that have left communities, families, and law enforcement officials mourning.  Those incidents have also resulted in fear, anger, and devastation, with social media driving those emotions to heightened levels unknown in the past.  Wounds are opened and reopened without time to heal before another incident […]

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How does Discussions Matter work?

I’m glad you asked! Identify a discussion facilitator.  Your facilitator may be a law enforcement leader, internal trainer, police academy trainer or educator with a law enforcement background.  The Discussions Matter Facilitator Guide provides step by step guidelines to support successful discussions, as well as the FREE Discussions Matter Facilitator eLearning. Distribute Discussions Matter Workbooks.  […]

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IACP 2017 – Discussions Matter First Show

Today is Day 2 of the 2017 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference.  The conference is the official debut of Discussions Matter to Law Enforcement: A Guide and Workbook for Law Enforcement Officials Committed to Changing the Status Quo.  It has truly been a great opportunity to speak to so many law enforcement […]

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Leadership is about relationships

Leadership is about Relationships, not Authority – is a repetitive theme in my Discussions Matter to Law Enforcement Guide & Workbook.  But what does that mean?  The foundation of leadership – in any occupation – is establishing and building relationships that lead to trust and desired followership behaviors.  Those relationships are developed with communities in […]

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Orlando’s Finest!

When I travel, I always welcome the opportunity to interact with the city’s law enforcement officers.  This past week, I ran into Orlando’s finest while shopping at an outlet.  We had good conversation, they treated my daughter and I with respect, and joked with one another, engaging us in the humor.  They expressed interest in Discussions […]

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Washington D.C.

Visiting D.C.! The African American and Holocaust Museums, the Newseum, the walk around the mall, was all well worth the trip! Loved seeing Secret Service around the White House – Protecting and Serving with dedication and commitment! They can’t pose for pictures but permitted me to take them. Did I mention how proud I am […]

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My visit with the Ann Arbor PD

I was recently blessed to spend an evening with a good man and sergeant at the Ann Arbor Police Department.  He provided me with a tour, showing me how individuals are brought in, processed, restrained – when necessary – forensics lab and the holding cells.  The doors closing to cells is always a sound that […]

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Listening to our future

I’m sitting in the Atlanta airport reflecting upon the International Leadership Association Conference where I met these intelligent young men and women.   They participated in a Student Case Competition in the Undergraduate Division, with a $1,000 cash prize on the table.  They were tasked with “presenting a specific set of strategic recommendations that address key issues […]

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