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John Hesseling
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With type-A personalities, which I think can serve best as leaders in law enforcement, there is or has been a culture of forcing your will. This can be great when it is a needed change or order, but in most circumstances, there is a give and take. Leadership capital, as it has been termed, does not mean being soft, being unable to make decisions or enforce rules, but knowing when to be firm and when to soften some. I liken this to being a “because I told you so parent.” More often than not, an explanation of why something is done goes a long way to boost morale and gain compliance.