Before it is anything else, leadership is about making and keeping the right promises.
The right promises are the basis for loyalty.
They are also the basis for ending loyalties.
Without the right promises, there is no leadership, just reactivity and a thousand ways to fail.
Leadership is difficult work in any context, but it’s especially challenging for first responders, where leaders put the lives of responders in harm’s way in order to keep promises to society, where policies and budgets are often governed by political filters, and where the specific threats and dangers faced by first responders are always changing.
Add a global pandemic, the colossal personal and departmental failures we see on the news, a history of both internal and external disconnect between sworn oaths and actual behaviors, a hostile public narrative, and leadership within the first responder community becomes even more charged and difficult. Without the right promises, there is no leadership, just reactivity and a thousand ways to fail. Click To Tweet
Make no mistake, law enforcement is experiencing upheaval now, but all of public safety will be impacted in fundamental ways as we move forward.
We stand with all people of goodwill in our condemnation of racism, abuse, unaccountability, and senseless violence wherever it happens. There must be transparency within public service. Promises have been broken, and justice must be served. We are in a season of grief in action. And good things will come from it.
We believe this because we believe in the cause of the first responder. We believe in the oaths they swear both in words and in the lives they lead and risk when they choose their truest and most noble selves. The role and promise of the first responder is to help, and not inhibit, the function of society. On the far side of this season, the right people will remain, and their promises will be easier to keep than ever before.
We will be part of that rebuilt world because we’ve been building for it all along. Ours is the only solution designed solely as a leadership platform for the first responder community, built to help leaders make and keep the right promises.
Public safety will look different in the future, and it will look different place to place. But across the board, we’re built to help leaders keep their promises and offer answers that matter.
- Operational answers for their bosses.
- Compliance and efficacy answers for government.
- Vision, training, and procedural answers for their teams.
- Policy and collaboration answers for the public.
- And answers about how well promises were kept for families at gravesides.
Make no mistake, law enforcement is experiencing upheaval now, but all of public safety will be impacted in fundamental ways as we move forward. Click To Tweet
Public service is, in the end, profoundly personal service offered on behalf of society to strangers who are often experiencing stunning vulnerability. The readiness, professionalism, and character we groom in our first responders is very literally the voice of our society to people in their most critical moments. It is grueling, generally thankless and universally second-guessed work that can only be sustained by the right promises, and leaders who navigate the incredibly complex process of keeping those promises.
Now, more than ever, we promise to help.
Learn how we’re partnering with our clients and the broader community to chart a better path forward.
And if your community is ready for a better way to manage your promises, please contact us.