The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) aims to improve theft prevention and recovery by collaborating with retailers via its Violent Crime Working Group. A recent LPRC event, the Houston Robbery Prevention Summit, benefitted from the participation of more than 12 retail chains, as well as from federal and local law enforcement leadership. Participants agreed that meeting regularly and discussing ways to improve protective actions was a top priority going forward.
Read Hayes, Ph.D., CPP, updates LP Magazine readers on these initiatives and the future focus of the LPRC in his recent Evidence-Based LP column for the September-October 2016 issue. Hayes also offers some leadership advice inspired by the US Army but applicable to the world of LP. From the article:
“The US Army has long worked to understand and produce high-quality leaders. Lives, and our freedom, depend on them getting it right. Army field manual 22-100 bases leadership development around the concept of “be, know, and do.” The same principles help any manager accomplish his or her goals.
Be a good leader by demonstrating sound character, decisiveness, and selfless service—even when tired and discouraged.
Know your people and how to communicate and inspire supervisors, peers, and subordinates alike; and strive for technical and tactical crime and loss control knowledge and proficiency. And of course know your organization’s business and people, the company’s objectives and strategy, and even the areas around your locations.
Do make good decisions, motivate people, operate your team to make the right things happen, and constantly improve LP processes and results with evidence-based solutions.”
Check out “Be All You Can Be” to read the full column and learn more about how member organizations benefit from participating in LPRC research. You can also visit the Table of Contents for the September-October 2016 issue or register for a free subscription to the magazine.