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Corey Odell
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The most common problem I see at my agency is a lack of unity of command. All of our Operators are expected to answer to their assigned Assistant Team Leader who in turn answers to the Team Leader who in turn answers to the Team Commander, however in general many Operators will jump from leader to leader to get the answer they want and the Commander allows this to happen. It strips authority from the Team Leader as well as the Assistant Team Leaders and sets a horrible principle. This is a culture on my team and they only way to fix it is to have uncomfortable conversations with everyone involved, however no one likes giving up power whether it be actual or perceived power. No easy fix, but a problem that has the potential to undo an entire Team.