Establishing trust in communities

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Establishing trust in communities. These are the views of Edward Cronin and are not necessarily shared by the host or Maverick Paradox. In today’s episode Judith Germain speaks to Edward Cronin about establishing trust in communities. Edward shares his experiences about how he was hired to combat the ‘war on crime’ and how he decided to take a Maverick approach and work with communities.

He explains how using system thinking changed a task force of 40 leaders to success. He took money from drug dealers and used it to give jobs to the kids in the community. By working with the community, crime reduced significantly. Listen to how becoming anti-racist made the difference in the community.

This is an interesting conversation around culture, trust and community.

Ed is an innovative and progressive leader in policing who is the past recipient on the International Chiefs of Police Association Award in the Field of Civil rights in 2011. He has over 30 years experience in law enforcement leadership who was brought about evidenced based change in the communities he has served.


Maverick leadership is all about thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo. It’s about having the courage to take risks and the confidence to lead in a way that is authentic and genuine.

But amplifying your influence as a leader isn’t just about having a strong vision or a big personality. It’s also about having the right leadership capability and being able to execute on your ideas and plans.

The consequences of not having the right level of influence as a leader can be significant. Without the ability to inspire and motivate others, you may struggle to achieve your goals and make a real impact.

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Edward Cronin can be found on LinkedIn here. His website is here.

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