June 8th 2017

Donald J. Trump: Leader or Boss?

I, like millions of others across North America, watched the unfolding events of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election with baited breath and loss of sleep. Why? I’m not an American. I wasn’t voting. Actually I wasn’t particularly impressed with the credibility of either of the nominees. But I am a newsy; have lived in a number of U.S./Canada border cities; have travelled the U.S. extensively for work and pleasure; and have many American friends that would be impacted by the selection of the 45th President of the United States of America. In fact the reality was and is that the vast majority of the 7.5 million inhabitants of this planet have the potential of being impacted by the decision of the American people when electing a President.

Donald J. Trump: Leader or Boss?

 

April 27th 2017

Tongue-Twister of the Day: Promotional Process Perceptions

I was chatting with a policing friend recently that was expressing his frustration and those of some of his peers about “the people they are promoting these days.” His feeling is that when a job is posted they “know immediately who is going to get it”, so there is reluctance for other qualified folks to even bother applying. He was especially concerned that to be a front-runner for promotional opportunities, one has to be “connected to one of the bosses” to have the slightest of hope and that those getting promoted aren’t good leaders but simply manage up well. He didn’t actually describe the “managing up well” process in terms that were fit for print.

Tongue-Twister of the Day: Promotional Process Perceptions

 

April 25th 2017

Will we ever get promotional processes right?

Has any company or agency in the civilized world developed a promotional process that even the majority of their personnel are satisfied with? I haven’t heard of one, ever.

Will we ever get promotional processes right?

 

Mar 1st 2017

Toronto Police Modernization – Trust the Chief

This past week saw the release of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) Transformational Task Force report “The Way Forward: Modernizing Community Safety in Toronto.” Opponents immediately weighed in, including former Toronto mayor and current member of the Toronto Police Accountability Coalition, John Sewell.

Toronto Police Modernization – Trust the Chief

 

Nov 15th 2016

The plight of First Nations’ police services

Just this past week, a coroner’s inquest was held into the February 2013 in-custody suicide of 23-year old Lena Anderson on Kasabonika Lake First Nation. The young mother had been taken into custody by the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) and held in the passenger compartment of a police truck. She took her own life during a 16 minute period that she had been left alone.

The plight of First Nations’ police services

 

Sept 26th 2016

The issues emerging from the Charlotte shooting

The narrative swirling around the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police in Charlotte, North Carolina last week has raised debates on some challenging issues.

The issues emerging from the Charlotte shooting

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