Videos of Panel Discussion presented by Golden West College
“Leadership and Ethics Institute”
On January 18, 2012, L.E.I. was proud to present a panel of experts to discuss “Leading Through Crisis.” Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell, Orange County Probation Chief (retired) Colleene Preciado, and FBI Executive Assistant Director (retired) Kathleen McChesney, Ph.D. gave candid comments on how leaders can be successful even through a time of crisis. They shared their years of leadership experience and gave interesting perspectives on the struggles a leader may face during a time of crisis. Please review the video recording of the presentation and share it with others. L.E.I. believes it is of tremendous value to all organizations.
Facilitator – Chuck Thomas, Police Captain (retired)
The video presentation has been divided into segments for each topic discussed for a timelier viewing.
Introduction of Topic and Distinguished Panel
Chuck Thomas, Facilitator, Police Captain (retired) (10:24)
Panel Opening Remarks:
Colleene Preciado, Orange County, CA, Chief Probation Officer (retired) (4:21)
Jim McDonnell, Long Beach, CA, Police Chief (6:06)
Kathleen McChesney, Ph.D. – Executive Assistant Director FBI (retired) (6:01)
2. What should a leader say to the public/community after an incident occurs the leader knows is going to be controversial in the community and within the political arena? For example, there is an officer involved shooting that is controversial. How does the leader address the public, but at the same time respect the officer’s rights? How should the leader deal with this circumstance? How should a leader deal with the media? (22:20)
5. How should a leader’s style of leadership change during a time of crisis or be consistent with the way they usually lead? Is a certain style of leadership (i.e. autocratic vs. participatory) more effective than others in a time of crisis? (5:09)
10. What should a leader do during a time of crisis when they discover a sabotage effort from within the organization? Do they wait to deal with it later or at the time? Have you seen examples of this and can you relate how it impacted the organization? (6:17)
12. Politics can surely become part of dealing with a crisis. What are your thoughts on dealing with the political realities associated with the crisis? What if the crisis now involves an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (11:08)
15. Question from Audience: City of Bell Interim Police Chief Steve Belcher provided comments on the employees of the Bell Police Department and how they have dealt with the ethical crisis the City has faced. (3:07)