Leading Through Nurturing, with Joseph Fox

Episode 9:

Chief Joseph Fox served with the NYPD from 1981 until his retirement in 2018, ascending the ranks to three-star Chief. Through his career, Joseph commanded Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, Patrol Borough Queens South, the Office of the Chief of Internal Affairs, the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Training, and the 71st Precinct in Brooklyn. He was the head of the NYPD’s Transit Bureau for the final six years of his career with the department, leading a team of more than 2,600 men and women to secure the nation’s busiest metropolitan rail system, the New York City Transit System. Since retiring from public service, Joseph is currently serving as the Chief of Staff for SilverSEAL Corporation, a full-service global security firm based in New York and London. Joseph also provides speaking engagements, executive leadership coaching, and personal development services that utilize his extensive leadership experience.

What You Will Learn:

  • Joe shares how he joined the NYPD at 24 years old in 1981, following in his father’s footsteps and chasing his childhood dream of becoming a police officer. He discusses working with the same partner three different times across his career.
  • Joe discusses the course of his career path and learning to mentor others. He talks about spending 25-30 years wondering when he would “become” a leader, and he shares a valuable lesson he learned about leadership.
  • Joe explains why nurturing others is the key to becoming an effective leader. He discusses the foundations of his leadership coaching, and he explains the difference between a good boss and a great boss.
  • Joe talks about why it is important to think of others not just on holidays or special occasions, but on days where nothing special is going on. He discusses how this matters both professionally and at home.
  • Joe shares some of his favorite time-saving strategies, including using the “all day event” setting in his phone’s calendar. He explains the importance of clearing his calendar every single day.

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