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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Leadership Basics: Conquering the Seven Deadly Sins



The December 20, 2012, episode of American Heroes Radio will feature a conversation with Lieutenant Art Adkins, Gainesville Police Department about leadership and his new book Leadership Basics: Conquering the Seven Deadly Sins.

Topic: Leadership Basics: Conquering the Seven Deadly Sins.
Date: December 27, 2012
Time: 1500 Pacific

Lieutenant Art Adkins is a 29 year veteran of law enforcement.  He began his law enforcement career on the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and then joined the Los Angeles Police Department.  During his 12 years with the Los Angeles Police Department he attained the rank of sergeant.  Lieutenant Art Adkins returned to Florida to finish his law enforcement career with the Gainesville Police Department.  He has worked a variety of assignments including patrol, detectives, administration, vice, bunco-forgery.  Moreover, as a sergeant he has supervised both investigative and administrative police units.  Lieutenant Art Adkins is the author of The Oasis Project, Power Grid and
Leadership Basics: Conquering the Seven Deadly Sins

According to the book description of Leadership Basics: Conquering the Seven Deadly Sins, “By avoiding the pitfalls of the Seven Deadly Sins and embracing the Seven Heavenly Virtues, leaders can modify their 'rules of behavior' and become imminently successful. It is a choice. One road leads to a balanced, purposeful path of successful leadership while the other spirals downward to chaos. One brings harmony, the other discord. Which road do you want to take? There are two things you should to do to become a successful leader. One is to act like a leader, and the other is to take the steps to become a leader. Leadership Basics will help you accomplish both. This unique guide will teach you to conquer the Seven Deadly Sins- pride, envy, wrath, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust- by using the seven heavenly virtues- humility, kindness, patience, diligence, charity, temperance, and chastity. Through specific examples and helpful advice, you'll learn what a leader looks like and the simple steps to get there. You hold in your heart all the traits you need to be an effective leader, and you hold in your hands an inspirational, comprehensive guide to Leadership Basics to draw those traits out. What are you waiting for?”

About the Watering Hole
The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

About the Host
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

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Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA
909.599.7530

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