Week two – Things are zipping right along.
Week two is in the books nine to go. Things move very quickly here at the academy. As mentioned earlier, E.J. O’Malley is Group #4’s (the group Tap and I are in) health and fitness instructor. I could write a very long entry to explain to you how much I appreciate everything he does for law enforcement and the students he trains. E.J. does not workout he trains. Needless to say, I am giving it my all and then some. I figure if this man that I just met is inspired enough to come to work every day to make me a better machine I might as well take these 11-weeks (not 10) to do my best. Within this blog, I attempt to give you small golden nuggets from my experiences. I could go into how I have been introduced to gym machines that I have never seen before and I am relatively certain you have not seen either, after all this is the FBI. I’d rather tell you about some of the awesome experiences and people like E.J. O’Malley. Please take the time to watch the two-minute video (middle of page) about the FBI physical experience and E.J. http://www.federalnewsradio.com/490/2805102/FBI-fitness-instructor-guides-students-down-the-Yellow-Brick-Road Photo By Michael O'Connell- www.Federalnewsradio.com In our computer investigations course we learned a lot about files and some really interesting things about the functions within Windows. I’m not going into detail about forensic investigations, but I can say that I have learned some things that, in turn, have made me realize how much more there is to learn. We should have our syllabus by Monday (Oct 20) so I will fill you in more then. Here are some interesting tid-bits of information from week two: Managers focus on “the how and the when”. Leaders focus on “the what and the why’. Managers focus on "doing things right". Leaders focus on "doing the right thing". The four “I’s” of Transactional leadership are; Idealized Influence, Inspirational Motivation, Intellectual Stimulation, and Individualized Consideration. If you would like to learn more about the 4 “I’s” of Transactional Leadership click this link http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/hr/hr02000.pdf Be a transformational leader, “with people being our greatest resource it is our responsibility to create strong leaders.” – me I need to focus on blending servant and transformational leadership qualities and stay away from transactional leadership/transactional leadership qualities. Today in class Ken Kilbride stated, “Change if done correctly brings more change” – That one made me smile and reflect on the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. It appears as though change is being done correctly. I will be providing an update on the media class over the weekend.... this is a set in the MTV room.