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Police & Group Identity

Sep 20, 2018 in Education & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training
By: Jesse Williams & Randy Larcher

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother…” Shakespeare’s Henry V, Act IV Human history is a repeated dialogue of division. From the earliest times, humans have divided themselves into groups and then competed with other groups for territory, resources, or other priorities. Examples of this propensity abound, from The Crusades to the religious, ethnic, and gang wars of ... Full Article »

Measuring Success & Motivating Service

Aug 08, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By: Jesse Williams & Randy Larcher

In the 1800s cobras were rampant throughout Delhi, India. Cobras are of course deadly, and it would be hazardous to bump into one of these large snakes on a stroll through the city. Thus, the government put a bounty on the snakes and paid citizens for cobra carcasses. This incentive induced some smart citizens to create cobra farms and raise the snakes, so they could kill them and turn them in for the bounty. The government found out about this s... Full Article »

Leadership & Management: Failing to Manage Will Get You Fired

Apr 16, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training
By: Jesse Williams & Randy Larcher

The NFL season ended a few months ago, and many of us anxiously await the upcoming draft and a new season of hope. (Except for Cleveland Browns fans. Sorry.) As is the case every year, numerous coaches got fired shortly after the season concluded. Would you say these coaches were fired for lack of “leadership skills” or “management skills”? In contemplating your answer to this question, consider the following. The owner of the Detroit L... Full Article »

The Power of Thinking Small

Sep 20, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training
By: Jesse Williams & Randy Larcher

A few months ago I listened to retired Ohio State Highway Patrol Captain Bob Welsh discuss the phenomenon known as “the butterfly effect.” The butterfly effect in essence posits that when a butterfly flaps its wings in one part of the world, the ripple effect can cause a hurricane on the other side of the world. Our actions, however small they may seem at the time, can likewise have far-reaching consequences. Bob has a way of captivating aud... Full Article »

Stretching Your Brain

Jun 27, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Patrol & Training
By: Jesse Williams & Randy Larcher

If you’ve ever built anything of consequence, you know it is crucial to develop a plan before proceeding with the project. First comes the mental concept, or a picture in your mind of the desired outcome. This is then translated to the blueprints, which are essential to create a list of building materials. They also make sure the different components fit together optimally. Can you imagine trying to build a home without a set of plans? Most o... Full Article »