Leadership Theories Of Chief King

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Leadership Theories Chief King was promoted from the rank of deputy chief of the police department, and the outgoing Chief Mac’s right hand man, to chief of the department after a nationwide search. King is viewed by the rank and file officers as being part of the old guard and as someone who will not progress the department forward. In order for Chief King to gain the trust of his personnel he must employ several leadership theories. Over the last several years emergency service publications, magazines and journals etc., have written articles on the term “leadership” and its application to individuals who are in a position of power. These individuals are identified as being charged with command and control, scheduling, purchasing, task assignment, discipline, and public information. These articles discuss how leaders should manage their departments and personnel, without regard for the role of line personnel in leadership (Foster, Goertzen, Nollette & Colette, 2013). Not all articles written embraced this approach to leadership. Several articles from 2009 offer a different approach to leadership based on the needs of a department’s personnel. One article talks about a partnership involving a mental health professional and the department chief and their development of a leadership training program which is based off of Robert Greenleaf’s servant leadership model (Foster, Goertzen, Nollette & Colette, 2013). This model is based on the idea that leading
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