Monthly Archives: April 2014

Humility: The Secret Sauce of Effective Leadership

A couple of minutes’ reflection on the power of humility. The idea of humility comes up a lot in leadership theory and education.  Indeed you can find the word  in the index of many of the bazillion or so books on leadership on … Continue reading

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The Apology as Salt in the Wound: The LA Clippers Story

The owner of the LA Clippers NBA team allegedly suggested to his former girlfriend, who is African-American, that she stop encouraging African-Americans to attend Clippers games. The following is statement released yesterday by the Clippers organization, purportedly as an “apology.” … Continue reading

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Sergeants’ Leadership at Assumption College

The Sergeants’ Leadership Program Boston Commissioner (ret.) Edward F. Davis: “I highly recommend The Sergeants’ Leadership Program.They deliver a quality experience.” Join us. June 17-19, 2014 Assumption College Worcester, MA http://www.sergeantsleadership.org $395 per person, Registration and more info: sergeantsleadership.org In 29 … Continue reading

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Cellphone Thefts are a 10G Problem

Americans suffered an estimated $1 billion in property losses in 2013 through the thefts of an estimated 3.1 million smartphones.  That’s roughly the amount taken in bank robberies in the US in 2010.  The estimated loss does not consider commercial and personal … Continue reading

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The Explanation as an Essential Police Technique

I believe that every recruit school should include a two-hour module on The Art of the Explanation. The Explanation is a powerful technique.  Over the course of a career the honest and artful use of the Explanation should prevent many stomach aches; headaches; … Continue reading

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Colleges are Rape Hot Spots, So….

….what are the stewards of higher education in the US to do? For starters, they should come clean with us about the nature and extent of sexual assault and alcohol-related victimizations on our campuses.  They need to take immediate new … Continue reading

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Papachristos on Papachristos

Andrew Papachristos talks about his social network analysis in Chicago. Chicago Gun Violence: Big Numbers, But a Surprisingly Small Network There are lots of non-fatal gunshot victims in Chicago—and an astonishing number of them know each other. Sociologist Andrew Papachristos … Continue reading

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