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Rank Success: Police Promotion and Leadership Podcast

Rank Success: Police Promotion and Leadership Podcast

By Steve Cooper
Police promotion and leadership podcast for all officers in UK policing. Particularly focused on those in the Federated ranks of PC, Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. Content most relevant to all forces in England & Wales, Police Scotland, and PSNI; though others further afield may also find the leadership content helpful for CPD!
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Episode 1.4: The Role of Sergeant

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Episode 2.14: PDR Time? Oh No!
In Episode 14 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger', I discuss PDR season. PDRs are a controversial topic for police officers, largely owing to how police forces enforce them. But don't let those gripes distract you from their core importance to your leadership and development. This will also soon feature as part of a written blog, so keep an eye out on policepromotion.blog for more info on this subject. About me: As a coach/mentor supporting UK (and beyond!) police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance and information to help you succeed in promotion; especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find this podcast helpful leadership CPD. If you do, please share it with colleagues to support their leadership development too. As always, I welcome your thoughts/feedback. Support available: For more FREE support on your promotion journey to success, I have blogs and YouTube videos for you. Of course, if you want comprehensive, in-depth and structured information on promotion aligned to the CVF, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass super-briefing will support you throughout; whatever your force's competitive promotion process. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://policepromotion.blog Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
43:32
July 28, 2022
Episode 2.15: Postcode Lottery of Police Promotion (from 2020 videos)
Here's Episode 15 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. I've been busy with several things this Summer, so am sharing with you the audio from two videos I provided on YouTube in 2020, all about what I call the postcode lottery of promotion. I also share techniques on how you can win! Below is a link to my blog on the same subject with visuals and infographics... https://policepromotion.blog/2020/09/06/the-postcode-lottery-of-police-promotion-part-1 About me: As a coach/mentor supporting UK (and beyond!) police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance and information to help you succeed in promotion; especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find this podcast helpful leadership CPD. If you do, please share it with colleagues to support their leadership development too. As always, I welcome your thoughts/feedback. Support available: For more FREE support on your promotion journey to success, I have blogs and YouTube videos for you. Of course, if you want comprehensive, in-depth and structured information on promotion aligned to the CVF, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass super-briefing will support you throughout; whatever your force's competitive promotion process. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://policepromotion.blog Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
24:37
July 28, 2022
Episode 2.13: The Role of Sergeant - Revisited (Video)
In Episode 13 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger', I revisit the role of Sergeant, hot on the heels of my previous episode dedicated to the role of Inspector. In fact, this is an audio (and video if you're watching on Spotify!) version of a recent, in-depth YouTube video I published. I say revisit, because you can also listen to me discuss the role of Sergeant in a different way in my 2021 podcast, S1E4. So what do you actually know about the role of Sergeant? Understanding the role you are aiming for is essential preparation for aspiring  promotion candidates. I discuss various aspects of the role functions and dimensions, decision making, supervision, leadership, and much more. I also cover several example interview questions you may face. This is all to get you familiar now before you are in the hot seat or compiling your evidence when the opportunity comes along! See my premium and comprehensive Sergeant's toolkit for more information and a 'super briefing' for your promotion ambition (link below)! About me: As a coach/mentor supporting UK (and beyond!) police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance and information to help you succeed in promotion; especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find this podcast helpful leadership CPD. If you do, please share it with colleagues to support their leadership development too. As always, I welcome your thoughts/feedback. Support available: For more FREE support on your promotion journey to success, I have blogs and YouTube videos for you. Of course, if you want comprehensive, in-depth and structured information on promotion aligned to the CVF, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will support you throughout, whatever your force's competitive promotion process. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://policepromotion.blog Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
40:28
June 14, 2022
Episode 2.12: The Inspector's Role - What Do You Know?
Welcome episode 12 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. What do you know about the role of Inspector? Understanding the role you are aiming for is essential preparation for aspiring Inspector promotion candidates. I discuss aspects of the role you may not know to aid your rounded preparation. I cover yet another Inspector testimonial, the role functions and dimensions, ethical decision making, taking a strategic view, and much more. This is all to get you familiar now before you are in the hot seat or compiling your evidence when the opportunity comes along. See my comprehensive Inspector's toolkit for more information and a 'super briefing' for your promotion ambition. In this podcast I also cover many example promotion questions. Consider the following for example: "What is your understanding of the role of Inspector?" About me: As a coach/mentor supporting UK (and beyond!) police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance and information to help you succeed in promotion; especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find this podcast helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others. As always, I welcome your thoughts/feedback. Support available: For more FREE support on your promotion journey to success, I have blogs and YouTube videos for you. Of course, if you want comprehensive, in-depth and structured information on promotion aligned to the CVF, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will support you throughout, whatever your force's competitive promotion process. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://policepromotion.blog Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
33:50
May 29, 2022
Episode 2.11: The Met Police CVF Values
Welcome to number 11 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. In this episode, I discuss the Met Police CVF values, namely professionalism, courage, integrity and compassion. This may well be some very timely support for those seeking police promotion to Sergeant in the Met! I often ask coaching clients, 'How are your values?', as an example promotion board question. It's essential to do the work understanding your own values, that of your force, then how they resonate. I talk about the importance of truly understanding what is meant by the CVF values and then go through each in turn. For more on each value, you might also want to watch my current series of YouTube videos where I go through each a little longer than I do here. About me: As a coach/mentor supporting UK (and beyond!) police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance and information to help you succeed in promotion; especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find this podcast helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others. As always, I welcome your thoughts/feedback. Support available: For more FREE support on your promotion journey to success, I have blogs and YouTube videos for you. Of course, if you want comprehensive, in-depth and structured information on promotion aligned to the CVF, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will support you throughout, whatever your force's competitive promotion process. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://policepromotion.blog Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
33:45
May 12, 2022
Episode 2.10: Lightbulb Moments in Police Promotion
Welcome to Episode 10 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. This one is all about 'lightbulb moments' on your journey to police promotion. I recorded it a few weeks back but have now got round to publishing after busying myself with a raft of other free content for you! I often get feedback about how aspiring candidates gain lightbulb moments of realisation after listening to, watching, or reading my content. Whether it's about the preparation required, anticipating promotion interview questions, or understanding values, the information sometimes just clicks with busy cops. I include the important (and VAST!) subject of leadership and what your style may be, to assist in your CPD and of course in anticipating promotion board questions along the way. Performance, PEEL assessments, resources, the role, development, and challenges to policing are just some of the other subjects on this episode. About me: As a coach/mentor supporting UK (and beyond!) police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance and information to help you succeed in promotion; especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find this podcast helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others. As always, I welcome your thoughts/feedback. Support available: For more FREE support on your promotion journey to success, I have blogs and YouTube videos for you. Of course, if you want comprehensive, in-depth and structured information on promotion aligned to the CVF, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will support you throughout, whatever your force's competitive promotion process. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://policepromotion.blog Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
37:33
May 02, 2022
Episode 2.9: Success, From Here to Kathmandu
Welcome to Episode 9 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. Here I discuss success stories literally from here to Kathmandu. I spend a few minutes introducing the core themes of the video, then get into the feedback and learning points for consideration. I share success stories and insights from England & Wales forces, PSNI, and one of the many recent successful officers who contacted me about their 2022 An Garda promotion competition.. The 'competition' is an element that many officers forget about. Particularly when their experience to date has been "merely" to hit a pass mark on an exam (or leadership qualification in Police Scotland). This feels challenging enough, yet the next hurdle is even higher and can vary each year, with forces choosing only the BEST available promotion candidates. Being an effective promotion candidate is different to being an effective operational cop, and so can be frustrating for those who have great talent to offer forces. Particularly when the forces themselves do little to support their own officers with relevant leadership and promotion CPD. These are the exact reasons why I started Rank Success, to support great cops become great future leaders in policing. The Kathmandu reference is in relation to a fascinating story of an officer shutting themselves in a hotel room, one of the few places with an internet connection, to complete their promotion application while on a trip to climb Mt Everest! I found the dedication inspiring, was encouraged by the fact they told me my digital toolkit was invaluable, and their result was among the best in force. About me: As a coach/mentor supporting UK (and beyond!) police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance and information to help you succeed in promotion; especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find this podcast helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others. As always, I welcome your thoughts/feedback. For more FREE support on your promotion journey to success, I have blogs and YouTube videos for you. Of course, if you want comprehensive, in-depth and structured information on promotion aligned to the CVF, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will support you throughout, whatever your force's competitive promotion process. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://policepromotion.blog Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
33:51
April 21, 2022
Episode 2.8: Simon Foy QPM Interview 3 and Strategic Review of Policing
Welcome to Episode 8 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. The ever-eloquent Simon Foy QPM has kindly provided more of his time, delayed his train, and shared his thoughts in this episode, as our paths cross once more delivering training in London. This time, the former Met Police Commander provides a detailed review, constructive critique, and discusses the implications of the recent Police Foundation 'Strategic Review of Policing' report. This report is one I recently summarised on my YouTube channel for police officers (described by the Police Foundation themselves as "an excellent summary"). Simon emphasises the report's significance: "Anyone with an interest in policing should read it... for anybody with any sort of leadership responsibility in policing, it's compulsory." Listen to the range of recommendations Simon both praises and baulks at. He in turn specifically provides guidance to promotion candidates, puts the report in context of the wider policing landscape, and gives food for thought for your preparation for leadership success. Fear not: the controversial subjects (e.g. 'license to practice', centralisation of policing roles, police recruitment entry routes) are also covered! I particularly also liked the turn of phrase, "intellectual horsepower isn't everything". I once again thank Simon for delaying his train to share his time and thoughts. I believe it provides a great insight for future police leaders to hear first hand the perspective of current and former senior leaders, particularly those who remain engaged with policing after retirement. I welcome other senior and Chief Officers (current or former) to share views on policing and leadership on my platform. If you'd like to join me for an interview, please feel free to call (07581 299532) or email (steve@ranksuccess.co.uk) to arrange the most convenient logistics for you. Your views will be heard by listeners across all UK forces, plus to a raft of international interested listeners, from New Jersey to New Zealand.  About me: As a coach/mentor supporting UK (and beyond!) police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance and information to help you succeed in promotion; especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find this podcast helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others. As always, I welcome your thoughts/feedback. For more FREE support on your promotion journey to success, I have blogs and YouTube videos for you. Of course, if you want comprehensive, in-depth and structured information on promotion aligned to the CVF, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will support you throughout, whatever your force's competitive promotion process. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://policepromotion.blog Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
37:18
April 11, 2022
Episode 2.7: CVF Descriptors Demystified
Welcome to Episode 7 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. This episode is all about the Competency and Values Framework. In particular, I take you through  the CVF descriptors, helping you avoid the common mistakes promotion candidates make when pitching promotion evidence. Whether you have an upcoming interview board or application booklet, knowing how to evidence your experience against the CVF is important. As always, this is particularly relevant to police leadership among the Federated ranks; however others may also find the lessons transferable. I provide other promotion/leadership tips along the way. I hope you find this useful to helping you build your promotion evidence. If you're on Spotify, you can also watch the video version of this podcast. About me: As a coach/mentor supporting UK (and beyond!) police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance and information to help you succeed in promotion; especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find this podcast helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others. As always, I welcome your thoughts/feedback. For more FREE support on your promotion journey to success, I have blogs and YouTube videos for you. Of course, if you want comprehensive, in-depth and structured information on promotion aligned to the CVF, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will support you throughout, whatever your force's competitive promotion process. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://policepromotion.blog  Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
32:01
April 01, 2022
Episode 2.6: Police Promotion Application Booklets (Video Trilogy)
Welcome to Episode 6 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. In this episode, I discuss police promotion applications. In fact, it's a trilogy of videos originally published on my YouTube channel nearly 2 years ago now! I talk about useful structures for your promotion evidence, pitching it at the right level, adding complexity for the Inspector + ranks, ensuring you can demonstrate an outcome for your police work, story-telling, proofreading, accounting for word limits, to name just a few topics. I hope you find this podcast useful in your police promotion ambitions. For more support on your application, see my Application Success and What Works Evidence eGuides at my site below. About me: As a coach/mentor supporting UK (and beyond!) police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance, tips and information to help you succeed in promotion, especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find this podcast helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others. As always, I welcome your thoughts/feedback. See my blogs and YouTube videos for more free support on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want complete, in-depth and structured information on promotion aligned to the CVF and values, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will support you throughout, whatever the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
20:12
March 26, 2022
Episode 2.5: Time to GROW
Welcome to Episode 5 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. In this episode, I define coaching and explain how it can help you grow as a police promotion candidate. This is particularly relevant to police leadership among the Federated ranks. I share the successful GROW coaching model and how you can use it to advance your preparation. As always, there's also other useful snippets and promotion/leadership tips along the way. I hope you find this useful to helping you grow into becoming a successful promotion candidate! About me: As a coach/mentor supporting UK (and beyond!) police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance, tips and information to help you succeed in promotion, especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find this podcast helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others. As always, I welcome your thoughts/feedback. See my blogs and YouTube videos for more free support on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want complete, in-depth and structured information on promotion aligned to the CVF and values, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will support you throughout, whatever the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
38:02
March 20, 2022
Episode 2.4: How Are Your Values?
Welcome to Episode 4 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. In this episode, I ask 'How are your values?'. If aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector or Chief Inspector, you need to become familiar with values. They are indeed central to the Competency and VALUES Framework (CVF) used for promotion processes across the UK. I cover various topics to get you thinking on values, familiarising you with the concepts so that you can conduct meaningful preparation ahead of your promotion opportunity. Why are values important? What are values? What is integrity? How do values relate to ethics and the NDM? All discussed here! About me: As a coach/mentor supporting UK (and beyond!) police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance, tips and information to help you succeed in promotion, especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find this podcast helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others. As always, I welcome your thoughts/feedback. See my blogs and YouTube videos for more free support on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want complete and in-depth information on promotion aligned to the CVF and values, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will support you throughout, whatever the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
36:52
March 09, 2022
Episode 2.3: Golden PEEL Assessments
Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. This is the audio from a lengthy video I previously published on my YouTube channel; hence why I describe it as a video. In any case, I hope you find it helpful additional content for here on my podcast. In this episode, I bring your attention to the 'golden' information held within the PEEL inspection reports, conducted by HMICS in Scotland Police and HMICFRS in England, Wales, PSNI and nationwide forces. This is something few aspiring Sergeants, Inspectors and Chief Inspectors are even aware of, but I encourage you to familiarise yourself with ASAP. I discuss examples from the Met Police and GMP, but these assessments are conducted in all forces across the UK. It is particularly pertinent now, given HMICFRS are currently conducting inspections around many forces. PEEL assessments are just one of the rich resources I signpost to in my 36-page 'Exclusive Insights' supplementary materials to my new 4 hour Video Masterclass This podcast feature is a new functionality available to me on my podcast, so this is just testing it out. I hope it's useful to providing bonus content on here, particularly for those of you who prefer audio or otherwise don't use my YouTube content. While trialling the feature, I'll be restricting such episodes to just those videos over 10 minutes long (I believe anything below this is too short for the podcast format), so there's minimal repetition for those of you who also follow my YouTube channel. I'd greatly appreciate if you are able to get in touch and let me know what you think. About me: As a coach/mentor supporting UK (and beyond!) police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance, tips and information to help you succeed in promotion, especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find this podcast helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others, and feel free to let me know your thoughts/feedback. See also my blogs and YouTube videos for more free support on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want complete and in-depth information on promotion, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
26:12
February 25, 2022
Episode 2.2: Wellbeing - Thriving or Surviving
Welcome to Episode 2 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. This is a quick overview about your role in leading wellbeing. It derives from a popular video I originally published several months ago on my YouTube channel, which Spotify listeners can also now watch. For other podcasting platforms, it will present to you just the audio version. Either way, I hope you find it helpful content. It's a brief podcast, but here's how one viewer described it after watching the episode on my YouTube channel: "I’ve watched this video 3 times now. Once to listen, once to digest and think through and once to make notes. Awesome video Steve as always." This video podcast feature is a new functionality available to me on my podcast, so this is just testing it out. I hope it's useful to providing bonus content on here, particularly for those of you who prefer audio or otherwise don't use my YouTube content. While trialling the feature, I'll be restricting such episodes to just those videos over 10 minutes long (I believe anything below this is too short for the podcast format), so there's minimal repetition for those of you who also follow my YouTube channel. I'd greatly appreciate if you are able to get in touch and let me know what you think. About me: As a coach/mentor supporting UK (and beyond!) police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance, tips and information to help you succeed in promotion, especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find this podcast helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others, and feel free to let me know your thoughts/feedback. See also my blogs and YouTube videos for more free support on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want complete and in-depth information on promotion, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
14:34
February 18, 2022
Episode 2.1: Smashing Promotion
Welcome to the inaugural episode of this new 'Year of the Tiger' season! To kick-start this new season off, I discuss not just passing but SMASHING your police promotion board; a different level of mentality and attitude to your ambition. I also provide tools and tips along the way. As a coach/mentor supporting UK (and beyond!) police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance, tips and information to help you succeed in promotion, especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find this podcast helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others. As always, I appreciate your thoughts and feedback. See also my blogs and YouTube videos for more free support on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want complete and in-depth information on promotion, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
37:15
February 17, 2022
Episode 1.21: Using Mnemonics
Welcome to the final podcast of Season 1, 'Year of the Ox'. Episode 21 (26 mins) is a relatively short podcast, discussing how you can master your memory with mnemonics. This compliments my short recent blog on the same subject, but here I provide supplementary information and of course something you can listen to while doing other things! I include the CVF, Code of Ethics, and more. I have also invested in a microphone, so I hope you enjoy the better sound quality! Apologies for the slight delay recently, I've been busy supporting candidates from various forces with bespoke coaching and support, while also putting out a range of other free info (blogs, videos). But fear not: Season 2 will begin shortly! Over the next season, in the 'Year of the Tiger', I will be providing more fantastic free content for your aural enjoyment, to give your promotion aspirations a roaring start. Until then, I wish all my listeners good health and happiness on this Chinese New Year, Xīnnián hǎo, and Gong hei fat choy. How apt it will be for your aspirations over the coming year, that the tiger represents leadership, courage, confidence and strength; all are attributes Rank Success aims to support you with. As a coach/mentor supporting UK police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance, tips and information to help you succeed in promotion, especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find this podcast helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others, and feel free to let me know your thoughts/feedback. See also my blogs and YouTube videos for more free support on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want complete and in-depth information on promotion, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
26:20
January 31, 2022
Episode 1.20: Transforming Yourself
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 20 (39 mins). In this first episode of the new year (though still part of my 'Year of the Ox' series!), I provide thoughts on how you must go through a transformation to effectively prepare for promotion in 2022. I cover a range of topics you might explore as you go through the transformation process to become a better police promotion candidate. I also provide insights on other successful officers who have gone through the transformation. I hope this provides a helpful kickstart to your ambitions in 2022. As a coach/mentor supporting UK police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance, tips and information to help you succeed in promotion, especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find it helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others, and feel free to let me know your thoughts/feedback. See also my blogs and YouTube videos for more free support on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want complete and in-depth information on promotion, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
39:10
January 07, 2022
Episode 1.19: Beyond Inspector - Interview 2 with Simon Foy QPM
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 19 (44 mins). I had the privilege of interviewing for the second time former Met Police Commander, Simon Foy QPM. While it was another recorded on the fly on my phone, I hope you'll agree his insights are again invaluable to aspiring police leaders. In this episode we discuss a range of matters again, with a focus on leading at the Inspector rank and beyond. As a coach/mentor supporting UK police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance, tips and information to help you succeed in promotion, especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find it helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others, and feel free to let me know your thoughts/feedback. See also my blogs and YouTube videos for more free support on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want complete and in-depth information on promotion, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
44:01
December 12, 2021
Episode 1.18: CVF: Taking Ownership... of Your CPD
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 18. Sorry for the wait since last time! I recorded this new episode (34 mins) in light of it being both CPD week with the College of Policing and some reflections having participated in the #WeCops discussion on CPD last night. I discuss the importance of CPD as part of your police promotion prep, while also recognising it as a key competency within the CVF. 'We Take Ownership' describes the fact it should be a given that Sergeants and the Inspecting ranks should have their own development in hand (Level 1). At Level 2, it points out the focus being taking ownership for the CPD of your teams as a leader. With your own CPD, I like to emphasise it is not just professional development, but it is also important to consider your PERSONAL development. And don't overlook the 'C': CONTINUOUS, i.e. you must always have a plan and your development never stops! Below is a free blog on CPD, part of the suite of FREE CPD materials I offer. Of course if you'd like the ultimate support, check out the premium services on my website.  https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/the-killer-question  As a coach/mentor supporting UK police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance, tips and information to help you succeed in promotion, especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find it helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others, and feel free to let me know your thoughts/feedback. See also my other blogs and YouTube videos for more free support on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want complete and in-depth information on promotion, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
34:25
November 25, 2021
Episode 1.17: A Dragonfly Eye on Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 17. In this episode I discuss in depth the important subject of diversity, equality, and inclusion to support your police promotion and leadership CPD (50 mins). DEI is essential to familiarise yourself with if aspiring to leadership positions. In essence, it's all about 'doing the right thing'. I mention my free blog trilogy on the subject, a particularly timely read in the context of Black History Month and other recent events celebrating diversity: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com/2021/09/28/diversity-equality-and-inclusion-in-police-leadership-part-1  As a coach/mentor supporting UK police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance, tips and information to help you succeed in promotion, especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find it helpful leadership CPD, please share it to help develop others, and feel free to let me know your thoughts/feedback. See also my other blogs and YouTube videos for more free support on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want complete and in-depth information on promotion, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
54:01
October 27, 2021
Episode 1.16: Police Promotion Prep on a Page!
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 16. In this episode I discuss the value of bringing together all your promotion plans and prep on a page (38 mins). This is a valuable and practical exercise to assess your current situation, harness your ideas for promotion evidence, identify how you can contribute to your force priorities, help you anticipate police promotion questions, and much more. As a coach/mentor supporting UK police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance, tips & information to help you succeed. I’m confident that this free podcast will be of great interest to officers at various ranks, especially those currently preparing for a promotion selection process to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find it helpful leadership CPD, please share it and feel free to let me know your thoughts and feedback. See also my other blogs and YouTube videos for more free support on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want complete and in-depth information on promotion, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass available from my website will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! The aim of this series of Police Leadership & Promotion podcasts is to support, challenge and respectfully provoke your thinking around your decision to seek a formal police leadership role. I hope you enjoy the free content to aid your CPD, particularly when aspiring to the next rank... and maybe beyond as many of my clients have done. See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
38:01
October 10, 2021
Episode 1.15: Interview With Former Met Commander, Simon Foy QPM
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 15. In this episode I had the privilege of interviewing Simon Foy QPM as my first podcast guest, a former Metropolitan Police Commander with a rich and varied policing career across many ranks (59 mins). Simon kindly agreed to share some of his insights, thoughts and reflections around the subject of converting UK police leadership aspiration into promotion success. With a 30+ year police career, including leading the Metropolitan Police Homicide Command and receiving the Queens Police Medal in 2009 for distinguished service to policing, Simon kindly agreed to share his views around the topic of promotion in the police service. He provides some great tips for those aspiring to progress their careers via promotions or simply want to develop their leadership skills. In our conversation. Simon answers questions on police leadership, achieving promotions, observations on the jumps between ranks (including the biggest jump) and the value of police promotion assessments and interviews. Diversity, Equality and inclusion, learning from setbacks, and wider reflections about what it means to be a leader all feature in this podcast. I particularly liked his summary of three key points to success: Know yourself, learn from experience, and prepare properly. As a coach/mentor supporting UK police promotion candidates, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful guidance, tips & information to help you succeed. I’m confident that this free podcast will be of great interest to officers at various ranks, especially those currently preparing for a promotion selection process to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. I hope you find it helpful leadership CPD, please share it and feel free to let me know your thoughts and feedback. Simon may even be persuaded to return for discussion on other themes! See also my other blogs and YouTube videos for more free support on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want complete and in-depth information on promotion, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass available from my website will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! The aim of this series of Police Leadership & Promotion podcasts is to support, challenge and respectfully provoke your thinking around your decision to seek a formal police leadership role. I hope you enjoy the free content to aid your CPD, particularly when aspiring to the next rank... and maybe beyond as many of my clients have done. See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
58:56
September 21, 2021
Episode 1.14: Taking Ownership of Your CPD
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 14, where I discuss the subject of Continuous Personal/Professional Development (45 mins). Taking ownership of your CPD and that of your teams is essential to being an eligible candidate for promotion to Sergeant, Inspector, or Chief Inspector. In fact, it is explicitly mentioned as part of the CVF behaviour, We Take Ownership. "What have you done to develop yourself or anyone else?" can be a killer question on promotion board. In this episode I answer such questions, plus provide guidance for planning your CPD, and much more. I hope you find it useful as food for thought when preparing for UK promotion across the Federated ranks, or as part of your general leadership CPD and help you become a better police leader in your force. See also my other blogs and videos on YouTube to help you on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want complete and in-depth information on promotion, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass available from my website will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! The aim of this series of Police Leadership & Promotion podcasts is to support, challenge and respectfully provoke your thinking around your decision to seek a formal police leadership role. I hope you enjoy the free content to aid your CPD, particularly when aspiring to the next rank... and maybe beyond as many of my clients have done. See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: https://www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
45:15
September 10, 2021
Episode 1.13: On the Day of Your Police Promotion Board
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 13, where I discuss things you can do to prepare for success on the day (37 mins). Thinking of the end in mind is an important step to promotion to Sergeant, Inspector, or Chief Inspector. Effective preparation underpins successful promotion boards, interviews, presentations and/or assessments. Can you do the job? Will you do the job? Do you know the role? Are you answering the questions posed? Do you have a personal statement? I answer these questions, plus provide guidance for simple self-management techniques for the time leading up to your promotion board (travel, exercise, nutrition, mindset, etc.) and much more. I hope you find it useful as food for thought when preparing for UK promotion across the Federated ranks, or as part of your general leadership CPD and help you become a better police leader in your force. See also my other blogs and videos on YouTube to help you on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want the complete, in-depth information, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass available from my website will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! The aim of this series of Police Leadership & Promotion podcasts is to support, challenge and respectfully provoke your thinking around your decision to seek a formal police leadership role. I hope you enjoy the free content to aid your CPD, particularly when aspiring to the next rank... and maybe beyond as many of my clients have done. See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
37:28
August 26, 2021
Episode 1.12: The Greasy Pole of Promotion
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 12, where I discuss the greasy pole of UK police promotion (28 mins). Making a commitment to yourself to prepare effectively for promotion to Sergeant, Inspector, or Chief Inspector is key to navigating this greasy pole. Whatever your force promotion process today, the depth and breadth of your preparation will determine whether or not you proceed. In this short episode I discuss some of the promotion processes, complaints, challenges, surprises and upsets you may face along the way. I hope you find it useful as food for thought when preparing for UK promotion across the Federated ranks, or as part of your general leadership CPD and help you become a better police leader in your force. See also my other blogs and videos on YouTube to help you on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want the complete, in-depth information, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass available from my website will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! The aim of this series of Police Leadership & Promotion podcasts is to support, challenge and respectfully provoke your thinking around your decision to seek a formal police leadership role. I hope you enjoy the free content to aid your CPD, particularly when aspiring to the next rank... and maybe beyond as many of my clients have done. See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com Premium eGuides & Video Masterclass content: www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
28:12
August 13, 2021
Episode 1.11: It's Emotional (CVF: We Are Emotionally Aware)
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 11, where I discuss the CVF competency, We Are Emotionally Aware (55 mins). Emotional intelligence (aka EQ) is an important subject for officers aspiring for promotion to Sergeant, Inspector, or Chief Inspector. This is an important behaviour for any police leader and as such is assessed in forces' promotion boards and assessment processes. I blog regularly on the importance of EQ in the context of UK police promotion. Click the word cloud tag on my blog site (link below) to see a number of posts on the subject, including within my recent two-parter on neurodiversity. I also dedicate the following blog on Police Hour to the competency: https://policehour.co.uk/2019/04/cvf-we-are-emotionally-aware I hope you find it useful as food for thought when preparing for UK promotion across the Federated ranks, or as part of your general leadership CPD and help you become a better police leader in your force. See also my other blogs and videos on YouTube to help you on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want the complete, in-depth information, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass available from my website will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! The aim of this series of Police Leadership & Promotion podcasts is to support, challenge and respectfully provoke your thinking around your decision to seek a formal police leadership role. I hope you enjoy the free content to aid your CPD, particularly when aspiring to the next rank... and maybe beyond as many of my clients have done. See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Main Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com eGuides & Video Masterclass premium content: www.ranksuccess.co.uk Police Hour Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
55:30
July 31, 2021
Episode 1.10: Promotion Hats
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 10, where I discuss how you can use different thinking hats to prepare for your police promotion (28 mins). The De Bono 'Six Thinking Hats' are something I've blogged about before, they're great for approaching problem-solving and of course the problem of achieving promotion to Sergeant, Inspector, or Chief Inspector. It is also a useful technique in day-to-day management. I hope you find it useful as food for thought when preparing for UK promotion across the Federated ranks, or as part of your general leadership CPD. See also my other blogs and videos on YouTube to help you on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want the complete, in-depth information, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass available from my website will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! The aim of this series of Police Leadership & Promotion podcasts is to support, challenge and respectfully provoke your thinking around your decision to seek a formal police leadership role. I hope you enjoy the free content to aid your CPD, particularly when aspiring to the next rank... and maybe beyond as many of my clients have done. See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com eGuides & Video Masterclass bundles: www.ranksuccess.co.uk More Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
28:21
July 25, 2021
Episode 1.9: Presenting Yourself
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 9, covering the subject of presentations (43 mins). Presentations are often used in promotion processes to Sergeant, Inspector, or Chief Inspector. It is also a useful technique for day-to-day management of teams. These concepts are of course all included in my Video Masterclass and Digital Toolkits if you want to download comprehensive premium content right now. I hope you find it useful as food for thought when preparing for UK promotion across the Federated ranks, or as part of your general leadership CPD. See also my other blogs and videos on YouTube to help you on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want the complete, in-depth information, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass available from my website will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! The aim of this series of Police Leadership & Promotion podcasts is to support, challenge and respectfully provoke your thinking around your decision to seek a formal police leadership role. I hope you enjoy the free content to aid your CPD, particularly when aspiring to the next rank... and maybe beyond as many of my clients have done. See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com eGuides & Video Masterclass bundles: www.ranksuccess.co.uk More Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
43:26
July 13, 2021
Episode 1.8: Coaching for Coppers (BONUS EPISODE!)
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 8, covering the subject of coaching (49 mins). Coaching and mentoring go hand in hand and are important leadership concepts to inform your police promotion preparation to Sergeant, Inspector, or Chief Inspector. It is essential to police leadership CPD but also to the Competency & Values Framework behaviour, 'We are emotionally aware'. For example, consider the promotion board question, "What have you done to develop yourself or anyone else in the last 12 months?" Note also my recently-published SWOT analysis template can be used as a CPD self-coaching tool. These concepts are of course all included in my Video Masterclass and Digital Toolkits if you want to download comprehensive premium content right now. I hope you find it useful as food for thought when preparing for UK promotion across the Federated ranks, or as part of your general leadership CPD. See also my other blogs and videos on YouTube to help you on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want the complete, in-depth information, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass available from my website will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! The aim of this series of Police Leadership & Promotion podcasts is to support, challenge and respectfully provoke your thinking around your decision to seek a formal police leadership role. I hope you enjoy the free content to aid your CPD, particularly when aspiring to the next rank... and maybe beyond as many of my clients have done. See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com eGuides & Video Masterclass bundles: www.ranksuccess.co.uk  More Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
49:56
July 13, 2021
Episode 1.7: How Cops Like to be Led
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 7, covering how cops like to be led (46 mins). This is an important leadership concept to inform your police promotion preparation to Sergeant, Inspector, or Chief Inspector. It is also great general police leadership CPD. I include example interview questions and discuss a particular leadership style which is proven to be preferred by UK cops. The concept is of course included in my Video Masterclass and Digital Toolkits. I hope you find it useful as food for thought when preparing for UK promotion across the Federated ranks, or as part of your general leadership CPD. See also my other blogs and videos on YouTube to help you on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want the complete, in-depth information, my unique Digital Toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass available from my website will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. Even better, use discount code RSGUIDES20 for 20% off anything at checkout! The aim of this series of Police Leadership & Promotion podcasts is to support, challenge and respectfully provoke your thinking around your decision to seek a formal police leadership role. I hope you enjoy the free content to aid your CPD, particularly when aspiring to the next rank... and maybe beyond. See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com eGuides & Video Masterclass bundles: www.ranksuccess.co.uk  More Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ 
45:57
June 24, 2021
Episode 1.6: Reasons Why Sergeants Fail to Make Inspector
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 6, with guidance on avoiding the common mistakes Sergeants make when seeking police promotion to Inspector. In previous episodes, I've covered the Competency & Values Framework (CVF) UK force promotion framework, decision making, feedback, and the role of Sergeant. In this episode, I discuss key techniques to support your preparation for Inspector. This includes writing down your evidence in a structured manner, taking a strategic view, understanding the role and seeing examples of good practice. https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com/2018/11/10/5-top-reasons-sergeants-fail-to-make-inspector/ I hope you find it useful as food for thought when preparing for UK promotion across the Federated ranks, or as part of your general leadership CPD. See also my other blogs and videos on YouTube relating to Inspector and Chief Inspector to help you on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want the complete, in-depth information, my unique digital toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass available from my website will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. The aim of this series of Police Leadership & Promotion podcasts is to support, challenge and respectfully provoke your thinking around your decision to seek a formal police leadership role. I hope you enjoy the free content to aid your CPD, particularly when aspiring to the next rank... and maybe beyond. See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com eGuides & Video Masterclass bundles: www.ranksuccess.co.uk More Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
36:42
June 11, 2021
Episode 1.5: Food for the Soul
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 5, with food for thought on police promotion brought to you from my little boat. In previous episodes, I've covered the Competency & Values Framework (CVF) UK force promotion framework, decision making, and the role of Sergeant. In this episode, I discuss the importance of feedback. As a police leader, you will need to understand the art of giving and receiving feedback, important for your own and others' CPD. As I've blogged before in the link below, nobody likes a sh** sandwich, so this also gives some alternative options and food for thought. https://policehour.co.uk/2019/11/feedback-nobody-wants-a-shit-sandwich  I hope you find it useful as food for thought when preparing for UK promotion across the Federated ranks, or as part of your general leadership CPD. See also my blogs for more 'food for the soul' to help you on your promotion journey to success. Of course if you want the complete, in-depth information, my unique digital toolkits and 4 hr Video Masterclass available from my website will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. The aim of this series of Police Leadership & Promotion podcasts is to support, challenge and respectfully provoke your thinking around your decision to seek a formal police leadership role. I hope you enjoy the free content to aid your CPD, particularly when aspiring to the next rank... and maybe beyond. See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com eGuides & Video Masterclass bundles: www.ranksuccess.co.uk  More Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ 
27:49
May 28, 2021
Episode 1.4: The Role of Sergeant
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 4, with musings again brought to you from my little boat. In previous episodes, I've discussed the Competency & Values Framework (CVF) used to assess officers across all UK force promotion processes and some of the associated behaviours in more depth (e.g. Decision making). In this episode, I provide food for thought on the role of Sergeant. As with any job, it's important to know the role you're applying for. This podcast may also be of interest to aspiring Inspector candidates, because it's good to be clear about the roles you will lead. I cover the essence of the role of Sergeant, plus expand on some key functions and dimensions, all of which have stood the test of time through multiple police promotion frameworks and helped many promotion candidates achieve success. I hope you find it useful as food for thought when preparing for UK promotion across the Federated ranks, or as part of your general leadership CPD. See also my blogs (links below) where I have previously covered the role of Sergeant. Of course if you want the complete, in-depth information, my unique Sergeant's digital toolkit available from my website will stand you in good stead throughout the competitive promotion process in your force. The aim of this series of Police Leadership & Promotion podcasts is to support, challenge and respectfully provoke your thinking around your decision to seek a formal police leadership role. I hope you enjoy the free content to aid your CPD, particularly when aspiring to the next rank... and maybe beyond. See more free Rank Success content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com eGuides: www.ranksuccess.co.uk More Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
49:09
May 17, 2021
Episode 1.3: Leading Decisions
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 3, brought to you from my little boat moored in Plymouth. In the previous episode (1.2), I discussed the Competency & Values Framework (CVF) used to assess officers across all UK force promotion processes. In this episode I focus on a subject that cuts across several behaviours (competencies, values): Decision-making. For example, this concept primarily relates to 'We Analyse Critically', 'We Take Ownership', and 'Integrity' (Code of Ethics). I hope you find it useful as part of general leadership CPD or as food for thought when preparing your promotion evidence for Sergeant, Inspector or Chief Inspector. The aim of this series of Police Leadership & Promotion podcasts is to support, challenge and respectfully provoke your thinking around your decision to seek a formal police leadership role. I hope you enjoy the free content to aid your CPD, particularly when aspiring to the next rank... and maybe beyond. See more free content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com eGuides: www.ranksuccess.co.uk  More Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ 
43:59
May 08, 2021
Episode 1.2: The CVF, A Lonely Stranger
Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 2, brought to you from my little boat moored in Plymouth (excuse the slight whistling wind on the rigging of nearby boats in the background at the start!). This is a bonus episode to what will be a more bi-weekly schedule in future. In the previous episode (1.1), I started with a general discussion for those officers thinking about going for promotion to Sergeant, Inspector or Chief Inspector. In this episode, I expand more on the Competency & Values Framework (CVF) used to assess officers across all UK force promotion processes. The CVF can seem unfamiliar and unusual to the uninitiated, but like it or not this is what promotion candidates are assessed against, so it's something I further explain and contextualise extensively in my eGuides and Video Masterclass. This includes countless examples of 'what works' in aligning evidence to the various behaviours. But you can get more free info about the CVF in my following blog and also on my dedicated CVF series on YouTube channel if you wish... https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com/2020/04/17/learning-to-love-the-cvf The aim of this series of Police Leadership & Promotion podcasts is to support, challenge and respectfully provoke your thinking around your decision to seek a formal police leadership role. I hope you enjoy the free content to aid your CPD, particularly when aspiring to the next rank... and maybe beyond. See more free content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com eGuides: www.ranksuccess.co.uk More Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
38:48
April 27, 2021
Episode 1.1: Going For Promotion
This is my inaugural podcast. I thought it good to start at the point where officers are thinking about going for promotion to Sergeant, Inspector or Chief Inspector. In this episode, I discuss behavioural frameworks (CVF), force promotion processes, the importance of preparing ahead, mindset, and avoiding common simple mistakes officers often make. The aim of this podcast is to support, challenge and respectfully provoke your thinking around your decision to seek a formal police leadership role. I hope you enjoy this police leadership and promotion content to aid your CPD, particularly when aspiring to the next rank... and beyond. See more free content to read, watch and listen in the following places... Blog: https://ranksuccess.wordpress.com eGuides: www.ranksuccess.co.uk More Blogs: https://policehour.co.uk/category/police-promotion YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRM4aUxiSEPzmslrur6KToQ
31:03
April 23, 2021