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May 18, 2021

Join Sgt. Tom Datro and Colonel James  Minnich, an academic, author, and retired U.S. Army Colonel as they talk about leadership in policing. Minnich has in-depth experiences in NE Asia since 1982, including 15 years of duty in Korea. He is a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Hawaii where he previously served as Associate Dean, Senior Military Professor, and Senior Military Officer before retiring as a U.S. Army Colonel after 37 years of active duty in 2019. 

  • Definition of Leadership: "I see leadership as an act of inspiring and influencing people. By providing purpose, direction, and motivation to help them think and act." - Colonel Minnich
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team - fear of bringing things up is one of those dysfunctions that creates “yes-man” organizations. 
  • Crises in leadership
  • The importance of accountability in policing 
  • People as the priority vs People as the problem

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Resources Mentioned: 
From Good to Great
The Speed of Trust 
Kotter 8 Step
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team