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mmChris Lapre
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The biggest leadership problems today are those joining this profession to simply promote and take on “leadership” with no experience. We see this with the new generation of LEO’s that join and within a year decide that they want to be a sergeant because they “can do it better” and are the ones who ended up leading by “because I said so” authoritarian type leadership.

Second is those who are in upper admin and are out of touch with those who actually are doing the work. You often get people who tend to go the route of “that is the way we have always done it” attitude. Times change along with TTP’s and as leadership we need to be open minded to accept that things are not always going to be the way it was. This is where those of us coming up within these roles need to stay current with changing trends or allow those below us in charge take control as long as we are kept up to date on their direction and explanation as to why.