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This audio entry features Charles Ramsey and Darrel Stephens, both widely experienced former chiefs. Ramsey and Stephens are founding members of the group that created the Police Executive Leadership Institute (PELI), for the Major Cities Chiefs Association. Five groups of new leaders have gone through the program. This mentoring experience gives Ramsey and Stephens a fist-hand perspective on this question:
To be successful, what are two or three of the most important skills that the next generation of police leaders will have to master?