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Understanding Leadership Styles and Types of Communications

Leadership styles and motivational techniques are varied as well as specific to individuals. An understanding of leadership styles can help you understand your role in the organization that you work for at the entry level, as part of your criminal justice employment.

1) Assume that you were recently promoted to a supervisory position in a criminal justice agency, such as a police department, a sheriff's office, a jail, or a correctional facility. In light of the selected theory, discuss ways in which you would motivated the employees under your supervision.

2) In an organizational pyramid, summarize your observations of communication problems faced. Why is there a downward communication when there is (a) Increasing Number of People, (b) Decreasing Power in Decision Making and why is there upward communications when (a) Increasing Rewards and (b) Increasing Status.

Include a brief write up explaining why the concept of vertical communication is necessary in an organization with an established chain of command. Substantiate your rationale by citing examples of one or more criminal justice organizations.

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1) As a leader of an organization it is imperative that the leadership have an achievable vision that can be implemented by those who are employees. The leadership must have a mission that can be convey to the criminal justice personnel the outlines and policies that will bring this vision to fruition. I would develop a mission statement that attempts to elicit organizational commitment by my employees. In addition, charisma is essential for employees to want to follows the leadership of their supervisor. Therefore, I would attempt to foster friendly relationships on a name-to-name basis with employees and listen to their concerns and input in reference to the plan that has been cultivated. Criminal justice personnel are responsible for implementing the vision and must be treated with the highest regard because without their productivity and actions, the leaders' vision will not come to fruition.

2) Communication within criminal justice organizations is predicated upon downward communication wherein the leadership creates and develops policies that are given to subordinates such as police ...

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