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 …

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.  Each …

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 …

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 …