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Leadership Styles in Law Enforcement

Are charismatic leaders more effective than other types of leaders? Why? Examine which aspects of charismatic leadership can be developed through training.

Can charismatic leaders become a detriment to the organizations that they lead? How?

Would you describe J. Edgar Hoover as a charismatic or transformational? Why?

Would you describe August Vollmer as a charismatic or transformational leader? Why?

Which characteristics of General Patton's leadership style work for criminal justice leadership? Which do not?

Is the field of criminal justice different with regard to the needs, or lack thereof, of charisma in leadership? Why or why not? Examine with reference to the necessity in criminal justice for adhering to legal procedures, laws, and regulations that do not permit the same degree of freedom as available in a private business environment.

Which type of leadership style is most suitable for the demands of the criminal justice environment? Why?
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Are charismatic leaders more effective than other types of leaders? Why? Examine which aspects of charismatic leadership can be developed through training.
- Charismatic leaders are individuals who lead others because of their perceived 'charm and grace'. People admire them for one reason or another. They have very strong self-beliefs and this shows in the way they engage with others. 'Inspirational' lecturers working the circuit to move others to 'act' to increase sales, to make a life-changing decision - these are charismatic leaders. According to Riggio (2012). these types are skilled communicators, "individuals who are both verbally eloquent, but also able to communicate to followers on a deep, emotional level. They are able to articulate a compelling or captivating vision, and are able to arouse strong emotions in followers." Skills here can be learned via experience as the resulting 'charisma and motivation to follow' comes from a process where (Riggio, 2012), "an interaction between the qualities of the charismatic leader, the followers and their needs and identification with the leader, and ...

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