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15 signs you're Retired on Duty; Why 'nice guy' management doesn't work

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As the saying goes, nice guys finish last. Joel Shults takes that a step further and explores why 'nice guy' management can fail and offers an alternative strategy for supervisors.

Being a gay teenager is no easy thing, so gay members of the Canadian Mounted Police put out a video in the "It Gets Better" series to help kids cope with bullying and other issues.

Finally, if any of these 15 signs seem familiar, you’re probably 'retired on duty' and if that’s the case, Dan Marcou says it's time to make some changes to ensure your safety.


Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
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15 signs you're 'Retired on Duty'
By Dan Marcou, PoliceOne Columnist
RODs are the minority of our profession, but they have existed since Sheriff John Behan managed to sit out the gunfight at the OK Corral. Most RODs were great cops at one time and then something happened. Gradually low motivation overtook their enthusiasm like a Tsunami. Symptoms
Passion for the Job
When (and why) 'nice guy' management fails
By Chief Joel Shults, PoliceOne Columnist
'Nice guy' leadership works on the idea that everyone is going to get along in order to accomplish goals. Since this requires everyone to care about the goal, it has zero chance of success with someone who can't care. Such as psychopaths
On the Job
RCMP release "It Gets Better" video
In a bid to help gay and lesbian youths deal with the struggles of adolescence, the RCMP released "It Gets Better." Watch the video

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