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Every Officer is a Leader: Transforming Leadership in Police, Justice, and Public Safety

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Every Officer is a Leader: Leadership Transformation in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, authored by leadership expert Terry Anderson and several well known leaders in the law enforcement and criminal justice profession, responds to the need for a comprehensive leadership development model for the education and training of police, justice and public safety supervisors, managers and front line officers. He examines how leadership development has a profound impact on the morale and performance of individual officers, teams, and organizations, illustrating in depth and detail how police and other justice and public safety leaders (in corrections, fire, customs, immigration, security, courts, etc.) can implement the Transforming Leadership process, skills, and principles. The recent focus (during the past 10 years) on community policing initiatives has made competency based leadership skills training essential for front line officers. The author's innovative contribution is a focus on the necessity to build "a leadership organization" before - and to an extent, while - you move ahead into building a "learning organization" that is responsive to community and internal organizational needs. The personal, team, and organization development skills discussed in this book are necessary pre-requisites to successful implementation of any neighborhood or community policing initiatives. Every Officer is a Leader: Leadership Transformation in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice provides a model for integrating other models into a holistic leadership development framework. It furnishes a map for developing critical leadership skills with self-assessment, includes the developmental aspects of leadership expert Terry Anderson's previous book on Transforming Leadership, and applies them to law enforcement and criminal justice. Anderson and his contributing authors add clarity, perspective, and examples to show how individual leaders can develop themselves, and one another, into high-performance team leaders and officers who motivate others to respond to issues that affect the morale, health, and safety of the communities in which they serve. This new focus adds a perspective on security issues that affect police, justice and public safety organizations.

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  • Robertmitchum_max30
    bad_LT, Tue, 20 Nov 2007 17:57:26 UTC.
    1st review

    A must have for supervisors and those who want to surpervise

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    jv741, Sat, 24 Nov 2007 16:01:40 UTC.

    I justr read the book for a leadership class. Every cop should read it. Every supervisor should live by it.

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    marinefit, Sat, 10 May 2008 19:16:36 UTC.

    This is a great resourse on leadership, especially in LE and military positions. You can almost feel your morality growing as you read it, and it gives you a lot to think about.

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    oakley, Thu, 13 Nov 2008 20:28:51 UTC.

    Great book very informative. This book opened my eyes to methods that I had took for granted due to my superiors approach. The perfect training aid to those coming up through the ranks. Also as a trainer it has assisted me in teaching. Anyone can pass a test to become a leader however its what your taught when appointed that position. This book is ideal.

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    sirenlights2634, Mon, 25 Jul 2011 00:59:19 UTC.

    good book.

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    sirengirl55, Tue, 26 Jul 2011 16:40:36 UTC.

    i will have to read this.

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    lanier38345, Sun, 11 Mar 2012 18:43:31 UTC.

    Tells you how to perform like a leader and helps you to put your career in the right place.

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