Influence is the most important skill for a leader to possess, especially when seeking a police culture of excellence.
Police culture and the law enforcement profession are changing at an exponential pace. From violent anti-police demonstrations to technological advances to reductions in funding, leaders at all ranks have their hands full in trying to keep police officer morale and productivity high. This has become so problematic that the frequent battle-cry within police agencies is ‘morale has never been lower’. Even more frequently, leaders are held to blame.
Despite this national challenge among law enforcement officers, there are police leaders who effectively influence their personnel toward excellence. These leaders take ownership and persevere. They recognize that their decisions and behaviors set the tone for those they are leading. They know that committing to excellence can be much more powerful than settling for mediocrity. They apply focus, courage, and discipline to raise the bar in their organization’s police culture.
Influence is “Job 1” for any leader. Police Excellence is large scale influence.
Police Excellence focuses on the organization’s police culture. By approaching influence from the big picture, leaders can suppress individual resistance to make the culture work for, rather than against, positive change. When the culture is healthy, positive behaviors are the norm and inappropriate behaviors are discouraged by the agency’s members – not just the leaders.
The Police Excellence program fosters clarity of direction, certainty of behaviors, and the application of accountability to support integrity.
At the end of the day, the culture can lead the leader or, the leader can lead the culture. Police Excellence creates a blueprint for the latter.
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