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Podcast Episodes

July 26, 2022

Why read?

In April of this year, Ray wrote an article entitled Three Ways that Every Leader Can Experience a Thousand Lives . The article focused on the value of reading for aspiring leaders as well as those seeking to keep the …

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July 12, 2022

Water buckets and legacies

In May, George wrote and article entitled, “Our legacies in the water bucket.” (You can find that article here ). It is a must read for leaders who at sometime or another will be moving on when their time on …

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July 5, 2022

To be or To Do

At some time or another, an aspiring leader will inevitably face the question on whether one should “be leader” or “do leader.” It is an age old question that John Boyd, considered the grandfather of maneuver warfare and crea...

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June 30, 2022

Why NIBIN Never Forgets

Earlier this week, Pete posted an article on the RF Factor entitled, “NIBIN never forgets: So what?” Today, listen to him describe what prompted him to write that post. He talks about the Hazel Love unsolved murder case from...

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June 23, 2022

The absence of leadership is more apparent then leadership itself

In this leadership short, join George and Ray as they discuss how the absence of leadership, the absence of competence, the absence of honesty, the absence of being able to look forward, and the absence of inspiration is much...

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May 18, 2022

Episode #25 - Jim Lightfoot

In this 25th Episode of the RF Factor, George and Pete welcome distinguished guest and former Member of Congress Jim Ross Lightfoot for a “fireside chat” on the way it was in Congress when he was there as a member …

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April 25, 2022

Episode #24 - Deon Joseph

In this episode, Ray and Pete are joined by LAPD Officer Deon Joseph, who has spent a quarter of a century working amongst the homeless along LA’s Skid Row. Listen as Deon shares his unique insight into this very polarizing …

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April 11, 2022

Episode #23 - Joe Sullivan

Listen now | Liberty and Justice for all: What it takes Subscribe at therffactor.substack.com

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March 30, 2022

Episode #22- Mitch Sklar & John Zebrowski

We have all heard the age-old question concerning leadership. Are leaders born or are they made? Unfortunately, in today’s challenging times we do not have the luxury of waiting for the answer to that question. Instead, we need to find …

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Feb. 18, 2022

Episode #21 (Bob Scales)

Just the Facts Ma'am; Just the Facts

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Feb. 11, 2022

Episode #20 - John Mueller

Join Ray and George on this latest episode of the RF Factor, as they tease out leadership, crime fighting, and community centered principles from the experiences of John Mueller, Police Commissioner for the City of Yonkers, New York. Listen as …

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Jan. 24, 2022

Episode #19 - Neil Schuehle

Join Ray and special Guest Host George Belsky on this latest episode of the RF Factor, as they tease out leadership concepts from the experiences of Neil Schuehle, former reconnaissance Marine, and Company Commander. Listen a...

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Jan. 13, 2022

Episode 18 - Tom Hogan

Listen now | Will Criminal Impunity bring us to the “Eve of Destruction”? Subscribe at therffactor.substack.com

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Dec. 8, 2021

Episode #17 - Mike Sena

Walking the talk to make the knowledge of one - the knowledge of all “On September 11th I got a call – he asked if was I watching what was going on – he said we want to create a …

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Nov. 30, 2021

Episode 17 - (Rachel Bolton-King)

She is a King whose subjects are forensics

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Nov. 23, 2021

Episode 15 - (Sasha Larkin)

From ballet bar to patrol car to wearing a command star

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Oct. 21, 2021

Episode 14 - (David Cooper)

Engine out - the “helo” was going down. The Seal Team remained silent as they plummeted toward their death. In that darkest of hours - seconds really - one exclaimed: At least we won’t have to clean our guns tonight. …

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Oct. 16, 2021

Episode 13 - Chris Belavita

So how does a flock of birds know when and where to fly? In this recent RF Factor Podcast Episode, Chris Bellavita PhD, Director of Programs for the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security shares ...

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Oct. 16, 2021

Episode 13 - (Chris Bellavita)

Birds don’t have bosses – so how does the flock know when and where to fly? In this RF Factor Episode, Chris Bellavita PhD, Director of Programs for the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security shares some …

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Sept. 28, 2021

Episode 12 - (Frank Fernandez) - Perspectives on Leadership Developme…

Frank Fernandez, a career law enforcement officer, provides some personal perspectives on how the various leadership roles he’s filled - as Deputy Police Chief, Police Chief, Public Safety Director, and IACP Committee Chairma...

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Sept. 8, 2021

Episode 11 - (Peter Forcelli)

The tragic events of September 11th, and the lessons learned in the wake of that terrorist attack will always be at the core of the RF Factor. Preparedness requires innovation, leadership and relentless follow up, and of course the unsung …

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Aug. 20, 2021

Episode 10 - (Thomas Martinelli)

Join Pete and Ray as they speak with Thomas Martinelli, J.D., M.S. as they discuss Constitutional Policing, intelligence-led policing, and leadership.

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Aug. 17, 2021

Episode 9 (Bob Troyer)

Join Pete and Ray as they speak with Bob Troyer, former USA from Colorado, about gun violence, leadership, and innovation.

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July 6, 2021

Episode #8 - (Ronald Brooks)

Join Ray and Pete as they interview Ron Brooks, a law enforcement national legend, as he describes what it takes to advance nationwide initiatives related to counter drug, counter terrorism, and cross-jurisdictional informati...

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