Monthly Archives: March 2014

Flow to More Productivity

The idea of “flow” as defined by the writer Steven Kotler could have some benefits for leaders in the criminal justice and public safety communities.  Personnel experience “flow” in tactical stations involving risk. Could we devise work plans that produce … Continue reading

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Caring for the Human Behind the Badge

Hypervigilance and emotional trauma are the two most prevalent perils for law enforcement professionals, research shows.  They negatively affect to some degree everyone who goes about behind a badge.  This article from The Atlantic Monthly is another argument for understanding … Continue reading

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A Lesson from a Leadership Moment Lost

The Boston Globe Sports page today has a good read (as usual), a “where are they now?” story about the players in the Boston College basketball point shaving scandal in the late 1970’s. Buried in the story is a lesson … Continue reading

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Dan Ariely Tells Us Whose Side God Is On.

(This headline could read “…on Whose Side God Is.” Perfect grammar but weirdly Yoda-like to the ear.  W. Churchill needled that sometimes sensibility must trump grammar. “This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put.” … Continue reading

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Managing Cognitive Bias to Make your World Better

My training partner Pat Bradley frequently reminds me of this important notion for leaders. You cannot always control your first reaction to information and events.  That reaction is governed by the fact that we experience up to 50,000 thoughts a … Continue reading

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A Free Webinar on Closing the Generational Divide

The consulting firm VitalSmarts is a great resource for improving communication skills. They are offering a free webinar in two weeks on the ever-present issue of managing the younger generations.  They won’t answer the question, “What’s the matter with kids … Continue reading

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A Resource for Sexual Assault Victims and Investigators

This report is from the always interesting Crime Report, to which you can subscribe at www.thecrimereport.org.  It sounds like a potentially tremendous resource for victims and the police who help them. __________ Hours after Stacey and her then-boyfriend were held up … Continue reading

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