Discussions Matter Elevator Speech

I recently ran a t-shirt promotion, and several of my supporters participated by purchasing a shirt or two!  I am thankful to know that others will be exposed to Discussions Matter as they see the t-shirt and inquire with the wearer, “what is Discussions Matter”?  If you are approached by someone asking that question, I…

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…

YOU ARE INVITED! Join me for an Introduction to Discussions Matter to Law Enforcement!

The purpose of this meeting is to introduce the NEW Discussions Matter workbook, facilitator guide and resources, designed to support law enforcement in strengthening: 1) self-awareness; 2) community awareness; 3) agency awareness; 4) relationship awareness and 5) change agility.  I will share how you can leverage this training to engage agency members in discussions, why this approach differentiates itself from traditional training, and describe situational…

Discussions Matter T Shirts for Sale!!

So many have inquired about the Discussions Matter logo, and now the T Shirts are available to purchase for a short time for ONLY $15!! Do you agree that discussions matter, regardless of the topic?  Gear up to demonstrate your commitment to those discussions that matter to you!  Order today for yourself, your agency members,…

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…

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…

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…

It’s Almost Time!

Discussions Matter is entering the final stages of the publishing process!  After a year of law enforcement learning, writing, re-writing, editing, developing, designing and hard work, I am anticipating the finished product.  My writing coaches, Lieutenant Roy Alston, PhD – who also wrote the foreword for my book, and best selling author, Ira Chaleff – who…

Discussions Matter to All of Us

I am anxiously looking forward to publishing my book, Discussions Matter to Law Enforcement: A Guide & Workbook for Law Enforcement Officials Committed to Changing the Status Quo.  My editor and I are making exchanges, checking the content, and checking it twice, to make sure it is a value added contribution to Law Enforcement and…

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…

Discussions Matter Attire

Your agency members will be able to showcase their participation in Discussions that Matter! On the back, the shirt reads: “ARE YOU READY FOR CHANGE? WWW.DISCUSSIONSMATTER.COM”. This is also a great reward for members after they’ve participated in Discussions.  Great show of community engagement as well. You will be able to order shirts after the…

The Police Perspective

This is broadcast in Detroit, Michigan where the DPD is hard at work!  http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/defenders/true-blue-life-as-a-police-officer