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Rising Through the Ranks: Leadership Tools and Techniques for Law Enforcement Hardcover – September 9, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing (September 9, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1427797900
  • ISBN-13: 978-1427797902
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,093,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mike Wynn is the Chief of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Police Department. A former Leadership Fellow at the Drug Enforcement Agency, Wynn also teaches leadership at Roger Williams University and Babson College. He hosts seminars on law enforcement leadership at agencies, colleges, and universities throughout North America.

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This the best book on police leadership book in the market.
DW Rice
This book is an excellent reference for someone who is serious about a career in law enforcement.
B. Reeves
I purchased this book while going through the process for a promotion to sergeant in my agency.
Dennis B.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Butler on April 12, 2010
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Rising Through the Ranks is an easy, enjoyable read. Mike Wynn's outlook on leadership tools and techniques for law enforcement gives those with a background in law enforcement practical application examples throughout. The various techniques Wynn discusses provide comprehensive examples for each concept. Although the book revolves around law enforcement careers the insightful read can apply to any profession and even day-to-day personal interactions.

As a college student studying Administration of Justice I truly appreciate this writing style approach of teaching through the eyes of a learned experience. Wynn not only provides a framework for Leadership, he describes the importance of followership and touches on several other aspects of leadership including personal development, vision, risk, conflict, change and creative thinking. Wynn describes the key quality to being a leader as one who does the right thing because it's the right thing to do and provides common qualities that a true leader must possess to be an effective leader and respected as such. Qualities of a leader as presented range from being competent, confident, ethical, communicative, and even caring, emphasizing the importance of managing from the heart and showing compassion for your troops.

The most beneficial technique learned through this reading is described as the "good bag/bad bag" technique. Wynn shares a learned technique of taking both good and bad qualities learned through personal experiences, literature, seminars, etc. and dumping them into a "good bag" or a "bad bag." This idea essentially provides a tool for leaders to use to avoid being overwhelmed with thousands of leadership techniques being described as the "ticket" to good leadership.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Phil on September 5, 2011
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Shipping was quick and item was just as described. Excellent seller with good product.
The book is a great read and highly informative. A lot of it seems like common sense, but the author really just relays personal experience and things learned along the way. There have been a few statements that have really stuck with me on the job and struck a personal level.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stephen A. Limon on February 13, 2009
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Very good book, I am currently Deployed in Iraq and this books has helped me with leadership problems and solutions here which I know will help when I get out and pursue a career in law enforcement. The seller has very fast shipping and received the book in excellent condition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Johnson on January 9, 2009
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I enjoyed this book. It's interesting and easy reading.
Mike Winn does a great job getting the point across. Do the right
thing because it's the right thing to do.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. Reeves on January 10, 2010
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This is an exciting book which is well resarched and a easy read. This book is an excellent reference for someone who is serious about a career in law enforcement. As a CEO, and career law enforcement professional, I was able to relate to the police culture. Mr. Wynn is commended for this book and I am sure his next book will be equally and more successful.
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