When it comes to police reform, improvement, or re-imaging, I have a sense that I have been on this “bus;” … More
Tag: good to great
Police Recruiting: If You Build It, They Will Come
A vision of something desired can be the start of a great adventure or a great organization — if you build it, they will come — if you create a great organization, the right people will want to work there with you!
An Impossible Dream?
On September 3, 2013, I wrote the following blog to again highlight the importance as well as difficulty of our … More
Police Reform: A Lost Cause?
“Lost causes are the only causes worth fighting for.” — Clarence Darrow I have to admit I can get pretty … More
Model Police Departments
Model Police Departments: An idea whose time has come? In 1966, under President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” and “War on … More
How to Sustain Excellence
“Get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right … More
Can Madison Police Go From Good to Great?
Last night, the Madison Board of Police and Fire Commissioners began their process of selecting a new chief of police … More
On Hiring a Chief of Police
One of the most important of public decisions any elected or appointed official will ever make will be this one. … More
Going from Good to Great — Possible?
“Good is the enemy of great.” — Jim Collins Can a police department be GREAT, not just “good?” Here’s my … More