Jim Gagliano - CNN law enforcement analyst, former FBI SWAT team leader.

Jim talking law enforcement on CNN!

Jim talking law enforcement on CNN!

Jim Gagliano (LinkedIn Profile) shares his experience as a member and leader of teams in the US Army and the FBI.

Jim is a leadership consultant, a CNN law enforcement analyst, and an adjunct professor at St. John's University. Subsequent to his service as an US Army Airborne Ranger with the 10th Mountain Division, Jim had a long and vaired career with the FBI. Jim held a variety of leadership positions over the course of a 25-year career, to include squad supervisor (SSA), Supervisory Senior Resident Agent (SSRA) in charge of the Hudson Valley Resident Agency (HVRA), New York Office Crisis Management Coordinator (CMC), New York Office SWAT Team Leader, member of the FBI's elite Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), Deputy Legal Attache and Acting Legal Attache in Mexico City, Mexico, and Special Assistant to the ADIC, Chief-of-Staff for the New York Office.

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Podcast Notes

Interesting Quotes

"If you can't be led, then you can't lead." - Becky Halsted (USMA '81 - West Point's first Woman General Officer)

"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." - Dwight D. Eisenhower


Interview Highlights

Leadership teams must model the behaviors they expect; if not values and standards become words on a wall.

We evolve into leaders and must learn how to be a good follower first.

Great leaders foster environments where their teams are always learning. The Army's After Action Review is a great mechanism for teams to be brutally honest with themselves.

Team members of great leadership teams put the team first.