Author(s): Mark Whitman
Drink, Swear, Steal, and Lie: Leadership in Four Easy Steps is based on a near forty year career of a Police Chief. This is not a how-to text on becoming a leader (albeit there are encounters with leadership characteristics and styles), but rather an inspiring essential on why one should become a leader. This text was primarily written to satisfy a Leadership course in Criminal Justice Programs. However, it will meet the needs of most leadership/management courses introduced in other curriculums. This text examines maintenance as a key factor for leaders, creating environments conducive to well-ordered organizations, being a risk taker/change agent and empowering others to do the same, and coaching.
CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER II: COMMUNICATIONS IS THE LIFE BLOOD OF ANY ORGANIZATION! – It’s not just something, it’s everything.
CHAPTER III: LEADERSHIP TRAITS – Leadership in Perspective – Competence, Character, and Courage.
CHAPTER IV: ARE LEADERSHIP STYLES NECESSARY? – How do these Impact Performance?
CHAPTER V: LEADERSHIP STYLES – Organizations Reflect the Attitude of those that Lead Them!
CHAPTER VI: DECISION MAKING – Decide Enthusiastically!
CHAPTER VII: CASE STUDY – Evaluation.
CHAPTER VIII: LEADERSHIP SURVIVAL IS OF THE MOST PREPARED, NOT NECESSARILY THE FITTEST! – Technology, Friend or Foe?
CHAPTER IX: YOU CAN’T FIX YOUR PEOPLE; YOU CAN ONLY HELP THEM GROW! – Heavy is the Head that wears the Crown.
CHAPTER X- HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? – Am I a Risk Taker or Innovator?
CHAPTER XI: CAPABILITY IS NOT AUTOMATIC! – Leaders Lead, Even When They Don’t Feel Like It.
CHAPTER XII: BARKLEY – Manipulation Revisited.
CHAPTER XIII: EPILOGUE