Establishing trust in communities


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.

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

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Judith Germain is the Leading Authority on Maverick Leadership and has been defining Mavericks as wilfully independent people since 2005. She empowers business owners, leaders, the C-Suite and organisations to thrive in complex, constantly changing environments. She is a consultant, mentor, trainer and speaker. Judith is also the Founder of the Maverick Paradox and Maverick Paradox Media. She is HRZone's Leadership Columnist, a Brainz 500 Influential Leader and author of The Maverick Paradox: The Secret Power Behind Successful Leaders. Her expert opinion is sought after by national press, radio and trade press. Judith is also Editor of The Maverick Paradox Magazine and Host of the Maverick Paradox Podcast. Do you know how influential you are? Invest 5 mins of your time and take the Scorecard to find out: https://amplify your influence.score Click the contact us button to find out how to hire Judith, or ask her to appear on your show or in your publication.


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