This course has provided me with a lot of informative knowledge about Administration of Police Executive Systems. This course offers various concepts about various styles of leadership, organization, administration, and operations. I believe this course had focused greatly on the topic of police leadership, and how it is so important in every law enforcement organization. As a first-line supervisor, this course has greatly benefit me and it taught me the importance of situational leadership. Emotional intelligence coincides with effective leadership skills. It is documented that 24 police officers has died in the line of duty due to firearms related deaths. Law enforcement leaders must be trained in both task-oriented and relationship-oriented
All organizations, especially law enforcement agencies, require leadership. Maintaining a dependable leadership structure is key to the success of any organization. The philosophy of the modern style of police leadership involves a leader who is strong, competitive and unreceptive to change. Police leadership is based from an autocratic style which is founded on integrity and courage, embracing teamwork, involvement and shared leadership (Cordner & Scarborough, 2010). This style of leadership works well in an emergency situation in which rapid decision making and strict control is needed. The negative aspect to this style of leadership is the inability of the organization to function with the absence of leadership.
Whether a person is born with traits of leadership or learned continues to be discussed by researchers. Leadership traits that are essential for any leader demand good skills in communication, show flexibility, intelligent, motivated, show restraints with emotions, and has a vision, will show support for those surrounding him/her (Cronhkite, 2013). When determining what makes a good leader in terms of behavior and competence the task can be complex. Issues of what style and behaviors will be more effective arise, there has not been any evidence that is reliable of the impacts of police leadership style and behavior that makes him/her more profound on the ground. Good leaders or leadership must have an impact on their subordinates, they
Mike Wynn gave a detailed interpretation of the journey of leadership through simple and understandable vocabulary. The author explained each concept of leadership by illustrating a practical example from his experiences, which inspires the readers. Wynn dedicated each chapter of the book to a totally different chapter to ensure he does not miss out the important information. The author does not miss to mention the fact of how one can lead the subordinates as well as the bosses, which interests the readers. The book is a guide not only for the students, but also for professionals who wish to master their skills of leadership. I would recommend the book “Rising through the Ranks: Leadership Tools and Techniques for Law Enforcement,” to every student for it is a treasure of information on leadership, as well as its importance in the success or failure of an
Leaders come in all different shapes and sizes, they come out whenever they are needed, and try their best to do what’s best for the group. They show different strengths and abilities depending on the task at hand. They have the ability to build a safe and comforting environment for their following, and create a culture through their shared strengths.
A leader have to be able to detour from the norms and follow his/her gut to achieve greatness. A leader has to evolve and always grow, they have to be aware of their ignorance, and embrace it. Leaders must be comfortable with not knowing and living with puzzles. This means they must have a willingness to listen and learn.
John C. Maxwell once stated that, “a leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” Although leadership can be discovered in various sectors of life, leadership signifies many different qualities about a person.
1. Maintaining accountability is the cornerstone to effective leadership. Leaders should welcome being held accountable, because nothing builds confidence more than a willingness to take responsibility for what happens during his watch.
Accountability comes when you realize you are responsible for something or someone, that can impact somebody life or goals negatively or positively. Bolman, L. G. & Deal, T. E. (2013), mentioned that group accountability is important for organizations success. I learned accountability from the attachment I developed with people who I work with and from my managers. My manager holds me accountable for my responsibilities and contribution towards organization goals by clearly explaining what is expected out of me and my team, my job responsibilities, my contribution, how it contributes to organization success and Why my role is important? I replicate the same and hold myself and my team accountable for high level of performance needed, for any misses, or for any tough decisions needed for the benefit of the organization. When you realize that you made a decision that backfired, you easily can blame it on somebody else but then how will that impact others, what will be your credibility? Such things made me more positive towards taking responsibility of action and that had a very positive impact on me and my team. My team when saw me doing this, was willing to take accountability for their actions and responsibilities rather than shrugging it on each other. That really helped in forming a strong team that is firmly bonded by trust. The components of a successful evidence-based leadership are aligning goals and behaviours and ensuring accountability (Studer,
This week explored and learned that there are desirable leadership traits to acquire, that becoming a leader can be a conscious process and that being a leader also means to owe respect and have a responsibility to others.
A leader for a good or bad cause, is a person who can gather different individuals under one accord and move towards the same objective. They are good at inspiring people. You may not always agree with their perspective. However, leaders are good at bringing people together. All exceptional leaders past and present possess integrity. It takes a strong individual to be a leader, but it takes an even stronger person to be a leader with integrity. A part of being a leader is setting standards for others to follow. Integrity is a characteristic that does not happen overnight. It is embedded in all outstanding leaders. Knowing to do the right thing when no one is watching takes strong determination. Talk show host Oprah Winfrey once described
To be a leader, one must have certain traits that contribute, in a good way, to their leadership. An example could be persistence. What is a leader without persistence, what would be the point of them doing anything at all? Bravery is another valuable trait to have. In order to be a leader, you must be brave enough to stand for what you believe in and what you want to change, even when the outcome may seem bleak. One more essential trait: motivation. A leader simply cannot be a leader if no one is motivated to follow them. An example of a leader who exhibits all three of these characteristics in a great way would be Martin Luther King Jr. He was an African-American man who lived in a segregated time and place. Quickly, King became a leader
There are leaders and there are followers in life, a great example of a leader would be my Fire Chief Kenneth Everett. To be a leader you have to have many skills that set you apart from being someone that follows. You have to be able to talk to anyone on the department and know how they react to certain ways you talk to them. A Chief should be able to motivate anyone to want to continue doing something whether you just walked out of the roughest call you have ever been on or you have just lost interest in the Fire Department all together. You also have to be able to handle a large group or even a small group in some of the toughest environments.
John Quincy Adams once said “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” There are many qualities that a person must have in order to be a great leader, if all he/she care about is power and control than they are not a great leader. A great leader is someone who is always looking towards the future. He/she has a plan and even when that plan may not be the most popular thing they stick with it and carry it out. A great leader is also always looking to better the society or the group he/she is in, he/she never gives up on making the world a better place and aren’t afraid to stick up for what he/she believes in. Another quality a great leader must have is being patient with his/her peers and always treating them with respect, he/she have to demonstrate a clear understanding of people and be able to understand and accommodate to a person’s needs. A great leader is always willing to put the needs of the group in front of his/her own and is willing to make sacrifices in order to better the society.
The study of leadership has not stayed static in the past hundred years. People have been trying to determine what truly makes an exceptional leader for many years now, so many different theories have evolved in an attempt to explain the concept. Bolden, Gosling, Marturano and Dennison (2003) said that leadership theories have moved "from the "great man" notion of heroic leaders, through trait theories, behaviorist theories, situational leadership, contingency theory and on to transactional and transformational leadership." The reason that all of these theories have existed is because it is difficult to pin down exactly what exists in a person or what one can learn that makes them an exceptional leader. All of these theories though have in common that they are trying to find individual "characteristics and behaviors" (Bolden, et al, 2003) that define leadership.