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Denny Perkins
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I believe that the most common leadership problems are inconsistency in supervision practices and not communicating goals or orders effectively. As a baby cop, I distinctly remember scratching my head at supervisory inconsistencies and contrasting decisions made by an elderly police chief. That’s been many years ago, but I have held on to the “don’t do as they did” approach throughout my career. I believe that those early years were good learning lessons for me, and have helped me communicate my expectation more clearly.