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mmJake Stoll
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One problem I commonly see in law enforcement is not regularly promoting true leaders who have demonstrated the potential to lead. We seem to promote those individuals who do well in quantifiable, management style tasks rather than tapping into the more subjective area of those who have demonstrated informal leadership characteristics. This seems to create an inverse relationship where managers are trying to lead the leaders. A second problem is not allowing for a culture of innovation and empowerment. I see administrators promoting and surrounding themselves with like-minded only individuals who try to manage every aspect of an organization, rather than empowering the front-line employees and giving them a sense of ownership.

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