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I believe the most common leadership problem in Law enforcement is the tendency for leaders to make choices based on their personal career. Doing the right thing is sometimes very difficult and can cause difficulties. Time after time we see Chiefs caving to the politicians and pandering to the news media. They are politicians and must act like politicians to stay in their positions. As commanders, we must choose our candidates and key leaders wisely, provide them with the best training and then lead them. As a team, we can take credit for the great things we accomplish. As leaders, we need to own failures and mistakes. Bad leaders only take credit for the good and cast blame for the bad.