C.M.F. BLOG

November 18, 2018

When conducting training for new leaders, one of the basic concepts we explore is how they obtain and use the different sources of power.  There are five basic bases of power; positional (legitimate), reward, punishment (coercive), expert, and referent (respect).  Addi...

August 18, 2018

Leadership lessons can be learned almost anywhere, even while walking on a treadmill, listening to rock-n-roll and watching a little league game on T.V.

Walking on the treadmill at my gym, I was listening to music (yes, rock-n-roll), and ignoring the TV about three feet...

June 22, 2018

Life is an amazing teacher.  It taught me a lesson in a 2-hour wait in an airport about how we can use technology to enhance the human senses and experience or use technology in a way that it becomes a barrier to the human senses

and experience.

Flying back from a cross-...

June 6, 2018

Can your supervisors transform their leadership inspiration into behaviors?

In my CMF Leadership Consulting’s Leadership Effectiveness seminars, I ask the age-old question: What’s the difference between managing and leading?  I always get some close responses and then s...

March 5, 2018

The Current Problem

Early in my law enforcement career, I was taught the phrase, “Better to be judged by twelve, then carried by six,” referring to surviving dangerous situations that law enforcement officers find themselves in, although it may become a legal battle lat...

February 26, 2018

Over the last 3 years one of my clients has applied for more than 40 specific positions to which I felt he was more than qualified to do, and he was rejected (most of the time with a polite letter or e-mail), with some of the employers saying that he was “overqualified...

February 15, 2018

Scenario - You are observing a classroom of kindergarten students and see "Little Johnnie" coloring on the wall by the window.  The teacher goes over and tells "Little Johnnie" to, "Stop coloring on the walls," but then doesn't give any direction after that.  So, a few...

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