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Josh McDonald
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The most common problem I see with leadership in law enforcement is the blame game. Whenever something goes bad leaders are hiding in their offices with the doors shut. If they do stand up, they blame everyone and anyone but themselves. Everyone is always happy to take credit for successes but no one wants the responsibility of failure. Very few leaders are willing to conduct an in depth self-critique of an event. Most of us learn lessons through mistakes. If we are unable to look at our mistakes we will not learn the lessons we most need.