The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Cathy Lanier

    Lanier Sets Example for Cops, CEOs Alike

    Washington’s top cop, Police Chief Cathy Lanier, stands out from the crowd. She’s tough but a great listener, confident yet humble, persistent but warm and, best of all, she’s present. Lanier presided over a steep drop in D.C.’s murder rate between 2007 and 2012, only to see it climb again, alongside synthetic drugs — and yet she remains hugely popular. While she’s a role model for other officers — at a time of mounting scrutiny — she’s also a great example for business leaders too, and I enjoyed learning how Lanier leads with skill, humanity and grace.

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