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 …

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 …