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Leadership: Shared, Visionary and Law Enforcement

What does the term shared leadership mean? What advantages or disadvantages do you see in this leadership approach?
What direction should law enforcement leaders take for the future, related to leadership styles?
What does the term visionary leadership mean?

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What does the term shared leadership mean? What advantages or disadvantages do you see in this leadership approach?

Shared leadership is the ability for a leader to allow all the important participants in their organization the capability of maintaining a presence in the decision-making process. Therefore, in reference to the new form of policing many departments engage in community policing that fosters participation from all facets of the police department in the leadership role as well as the community playing an integral part in decisions that will affect their lives.

Beginning in the stages of planning and development, police leaders under community policing allow for sergeants, rank and file officers, and other personnel to form committees and serve as important members of the planning process for change. These external forces are most responsible for carrying out the orders of the leadership and as a result are a necessary part of the leadership process. By delegating some of the responsibilities and duties to subordinates in the field the leader displays confidence in their abilities to implement ...

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This solution provides a synopsis for students on visionary leadership in criminal justice agencies and the importance of shared leadership to acheive a vision.

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