Dynamic of Restoration - Part 2
Definitions are critically important. If we are going to incorporate character-based standards into our progressive discipline model, we have to be particularly careful to define and articulate the standard. Normally, we might define Obedience this way:
"following the instructions of someone in authority..." But this is a behavior-based definition and it is very superficial. Take a look at this character-based definition of Obedience: "Quickly and cheerfully fulfilling the expectations of my authorities."
Notice that "fulfilling expectations" is different than "following instructions." It is entirely possible to be technically obedient in actions and be totally rebellious in attitude. A truly obedient person obeys in both action and attitude. Over 100 law enforcement
and character-based training videos are available on the Police Dynamics website: http:www.PoliceDynamics.com Sheriff Ray Nash