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Police Chiefs & Business Executives: Similarities

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Do you think that the job of a police chief is comparable with the job of a business executive? Why? Compare both jobs in terms of accountability, performance parameters, organizational objectives, social responsibilities, educational qualifications, work environment, and compensation structure.

What could be the similarities and differences in the leadership styles of a business executive and a police chief? Which leadership concepts and strategies that you studied in this course can be applied to both of these positions? Explain.

Do police chiefs have to perform the same management tasks as business executives? If yes, explain these tasks. If no, then explain why you think so.

Do the subordinates—police officers, male business executives, and women executives—that the police chief and the business executive oversee have different leadership requirements? Why? What are some of the similarities in the subordinates of both the leaders?

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Leadership Q&A: Police Chief

1. Do you think that the job of a police chief is comparable with the job of a business executive? Why? Compare both jobs in terms of accountability, performance parameters, organizational objectives, social responsibilities, educational qualifications, work environment, and compensation structure.
a. According to Heibutzki (2015), "Police executives are in charge of ensuring a law enforcement agency meets certain standards and goals. Depending on the department's size and resources, the executive may be called a police chief, commissioner or manager. Though all departments face different challenges, a police leader's core skills and characteristics are pretty much the same no matter where he works. Police professionals appointed to these positions have usually accumulated a significant track record of previous command experience while also demonstrating expertise in budgeting, planning and staffing." According to Robertson (2015), "Business executives are responsible for not only establishing corporate goals, policies, and procedures, but also making sure they're carried out ...

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