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4 Crippling Leadership Mistakes

Dr. Richard Weinblatt

Oftentimes what is more irritating and stressful to law enforcers than criminals is dealing with the brass and internal agency politics. Thought of as losing touch with the streets and “forgetting where they come from,” the corner office inhabitants of the upper echelons of the law enforcement agency can seem remote and uncaring.

This article is designed to point out, or in some cases simply remind, the bigwig and aspiring corner office-holder alike of common leadership errors that we all can identify within the police department or sheriff’s office. But make no mistake, this is material that can apply to all because everyone is a leader within his or her agency regardless of whether or not fancy gold rank insignia is affixed to the collar or shoulder epaulet. Going even further, these concepts could apply to non-law enforcement organizations as well.

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