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Essential Leadership Lessons from the Thin Blue Line

Essential Leadership Lessons from the Thin Blue Line

by Dean Crisp
Essential Leadership Lessons from the Thin Blue Line

Essential Leadership Lessons from the Thin Blue Line

by Dean Crisp


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A veteran police chief's hard-won lessons on leading yourself, leading others, and leading an organization.

Essential Leadership Lessons from the Thin Blue Line is just that - lessons learned the old-fashioned way through trial and error, studying, hard work, and experience while on our nation's front lines to serve and protect. Dean Crisp spent decades leading people where a single misstep could cost a life. Faced with the daily challenges of a police chief, Dean threw himself into learning all he could about effective leadership and applying those lessons in his departments. He shares those hard-won lessons in this book.

Dean lays the book out into three key sections that build on each other to help you become a better leader: Leading Yourself, Leading Others, Leading the Organization. Dean's approach to leadership is built on his concept of Diamond Leadership, a four-point method that creates a self-perpetuating synergy for positive change. Dean has taught this method in elite conferences to countless rising leaders, and now he brings it to you.

"I think that all leaders want to be really good at leading and most seek ways to improve. Some are even willing to go to extraordinary lengths to become the best. I am hoping this book will inspire others to be their best and to constantly strive to get better, to shoot for the stars, to get outside their comfort zones, and to push themselves to become remarkable." -Dean Crisp

Built on the success of Dean's debut leadership book, Leadership Lessons from the Thin Blue Line, this new release features a revised approach to the curriculum, expanded information, and a streamlined formula to develop the leader within you.

Essential Leadership Lessons from the Thin Blue Line uses personal anecdotes to drive home the human element of leadership and will connect with you at any point on your journey to becoming a significant leader.

"My motive and intent in writing this book is simple: I want to provide the reader with leadership lessons and experiences which I hope will help you, the reader, to become a better leader and, more importantly, a better person." -Dean Crisp

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611533798
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 01/26/2021
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Dean Crisp is a 38-year veteran of law enforcement including 21 years in command leadership positions and 17 years as a chief of police. He has received a number of awards for innovative leadership in law enforcement at all levels as well as the prestigious Jefferson Award. He is a graduate of the FBI-NA #172 graduate as well as a FBI-LEEDS, and U.S. Secret Service DPS. Dean also had the honor of training with the Israeli National Defense. Dean is a true self-starter having attended night school while working full-time as a law enforcement officer still on shift duty eventually earning three advanced degrees: an associate of arts degree in criminal justice; a bachelor of science in criminal justice; and a master's of public affairs from Western Carolina University. After his retirement in 2009, Dean became an Instructor and eventual National Training Director for FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) with whom he is still an active instructor. Dean was instrumental in creating the Trilogy program that is taught by FBI-LEEDA. Following the publication of his first book, Dean committed to bringing a new message to law enforcement leaders and related industries called Intentional Leadership by starting his own company. As President and CEO of Crisp Consulting Group, Dean is the chief curriculum developer of CCG's Intentional Leadership Program and Signature Mentoring Program. Dean is the author of Essential Leadership Lessons from the Thin Blue Line and is passionate about building great leaders in all industries, but most especially in his chosen field of law enforcement. In addition to training and consulting, Dean enjoys giving keynote addresses and other public speeches to organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. He is sought after for his engaging, humorous, keep-it-real kind of style. When Dean's not on the road, he enjoys spending time with his family, which includes his wife, Kim, his two sons and daughters-in-law, his father and stepmother, his dogs, and most especially his grandchildren. All live in or around the Asheville, NC region. Dean's an avid fitness buff and consumer of all information related to leadership and self-development. You can reach Dean at

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