Perspective

Perspective

Hello everyone. I thought I would share some of a chat that we had with the server at dinner last night. A bubbly and upbeat person, she was very open to conversation, so much so that I wondered whether or not other people in the restaurant were waiting for their...
Believe in a child

Believe in a child

Years ago, a cop in the 77 Precinct, Crown Heights, caught a young boy doing something mischievous. The cop, Dave Watson, saw something in this young man. He made a decision to connect with him, rather than take enforcement action. Dave would become his mentor. Ruben...
Interdependence

Interdependence

More than me?   Hey friends! Below is a concept I have been working on recently, thoughts on the mindset of “interdependence.” Life can be quite rewarding and inspiring when we are able to get that point, but of course it is not always easy. We are so often...
Purposeful Moments

Purposeful Moments

Purposeful moments, purposeful life. Have a keen eye   Happy Saturday everyone! I would like to share something with you. Below is a text version of how I conclude all of my presentations. I hope some of you enjoy giving the concept some thought. Have a wonderful...
Timmy Roy Formula

Timmy Roy Formula

When I became the borough commander of Brooklyn South in May of 2000, I was excited to start the planning of my first Labor Day Parade. It was a huge event, with well over a million people attending and about 8,000 cops assigned throughout the day. I decided to hold a...
American Dream

American Dream

The American Dream   So I would like to share a little more about how I came to become “brothers” with my dear friend Mr. Lam.  In about 1987 Jimmy Woods was a sergeant, training rookies in the 72nd Precinct, Sunset Park. One day Jimmy went up to the detective...
Mission – Why we do what we do

Mission – Why we do what we do

The Mission – Why we do what we do   Good evening all. I have worked part of or most of the weekend around Monday’s West Indian Day Carnival, on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, most of my 37 years in the NYPD. 11 of those years I was responsible for that huge...
Holocaust Museum

Holocaust Museum

Remember, because we must   Good afternoon everyone. I would like to share part of my visit to Washington DC. Having spent 11 1/2 years as the Chief of Brooklyn South I have come to know and become close with a number of Jewish people who have had personal...
Special Night With The NYPD

Special Night With The NYPD

What a special night I had! What a great move the NYPD made making Deputy Inspector Frank Giordano the commanding officer of the 71 Precinct in Crown Heights. Frank is an outstanding leader and everywhere he has worked morale has gotten better than it was before he...
Leadership is a lot like gardening

Leadership is a lot like gardening

Leadership is a lot like gardening. Provide a little water, some sunshine, some protection from toxic elements, a lot of nurturing and most important of all, never step on the flowers. Joe Fox Reflection: That concept actually came to me back in the mid 90s when I was...