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Finding the right force to improve police leadership: Qualities of transformational leaders can be identified

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 12 January 2015

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

This paper examines different kinds of leadership – the transactional and the transformational (which typically is displayed by more charismatic, open-minded bosses), via data from a survey of police officers in the USA. A leadership challenge model created by the authors captures aspects of both kinds of leadership.

Practical implications

This paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Citation

(2015), "Finding the right force to improve police leadership: Qualities of transformational leaders can be identified", Strategic Direction, Vol. 31 No. 1, pp. 21-23. https://doi.org/10.1108/SD-12-2014-0165

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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