This module gives an introduction to the concept of the Authentic Leadership which is leading in accordance with one’s values, preferences and needs as opposed to simply leading to please others. Why is this so important to law enforcement leaders at all levels? Simply put, law enforcement professionals are approached from all directions from individuals and groups that will challenge their authenticity, particularly when it comes to performing their duties. This module stresses the need for Authentic Leadership and cites some of society’s ethical and organizational failures, as well as, security breaches as just some of the reasons that Authentic Leadership is a must in order to instill community and public trust.
Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- Have a deep understanding of what it means to be an authentic law enforcement leader.
- To promote trust, honesty and integrity in the daily routine of law enforcement work.
- Develop a powerful sense of emotional intelligence and deep values.