Why Leaders Must Balance Ego with Humility

Wisdom starts with knowing that you don’t know everything and listening to both learn and empower. – Michael Josephson This is a worthwhile article from The Wharton School: When Raj Gupta, former CEO of specialty chemicals firm Rohm and Haas, came to the U.S. from India as a young man, he had just eight dollars with him. Over the course …

COMMENTARY: Eight Laws of Leadership

Take a look around. Business, education, politics. If there’s one thing we don’t have enough of, it’s good leaders —men and women who have the vision and the ability to change things for the better. Former Air Force General William Cohen wrote a fine book called The Stuff of Heroes in which he identified eight laws of leadership. Here are …

Chief Brown will step down in October.

Dallas police chief David O. Brown, whose calm leadership made him the face of the Texas city in the tense days after a sniper killed five police officers, announced his retirement. Chief Brown will step down in October after more than six years as the top cop at the country’s seventh-largest police department, and 33 years on the force. “Serving …

Organizational Culture Eats Policy for Lunch

Organizational Culture Eats Policy for Lunch By Chief Steve Anderson Metropolitan Nashville PD (2015) Forward In December 2014, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order authorizing The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The final report of that Task Force was released to the public on May 18, 2015. Shortly afterwards, Chief Steve Anderson of the Metropolitan Nashville Police …