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An introduction to public leadership
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3.1 Team-working in the police service

In policing, the role of team leaders is to balance the task and social needs of the team alongside other professional considerations. In the following video, some of our policing leaders talk about how teams work in their organisations. Their functioning is underpinned by a common purpose and a strong set of individual motivations to serve the public. Leaders must harness this sense of commitment and direct it to the achievement of more specific team objectives, while at the same time taking care not to exploit it to the detriment of team members’ well-being.

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