Simon Sinek seems to have capture the essence of leadership in his many talks and writings on the topic.
His goal is to “Imagine a world in which the vast majority of people wake up inspired, feel safe wherever they are and end the day fulfilled by the work they do.” Wouldn’t that a police department worth serving, with leaders worth following?
This 11 minute video is spectacular and provoking… every leader and everyone person aspiring to lead needs to watch this video again… and again… and they begin to consistently act on what you have learned with PASSION, PATIENCE, PERSISTENCE, and LOVE!
I served over 20 years as the chief of police in Madison (WI), four years as chief of the Burnsville (MN) Police Department, and before that as a police officer in Edina (MN) and the City of Minneapolis. I hold graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota and Edgewood College in Madison. I have written many articles over my years as a police leader. After retiring from the police department, I answered a call to ministry, attended seminary, and was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. After 25 years leading two Episcopal Churches in Portage and North Lake, Wisconsin, I now serve as Associate Pastor in a growing, dynamic, and Spirit-filled Lutheran congregation in nearby Mazomanie.
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