“I don’t believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game.”
This quote from legendary football coach Tom Landry is a great reminder that your job as a trainers is not to motivate your people, it is to prepare your people. Your mission is to deliver training in a manner designed to instil competence and confidence in your officers. Your job then is to prepare them so that when they go out on the street they are prepared to perform at their highest level.
Does your training do that?
Do your officers walk away from your training sessions competent and confident in their knowledge, their skills, their tactics and their level of mental preparation?
Be cautious of making assumptions. Find a way to solicit anonymous feedback from your officers. Interview your field training officers and your street supervisors to get their opinion on the level of competence and confidence your officers possess as a result of your training. Based on that feedback determine what you need to do to make your training more effective.
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