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An introduction to public leadership
An introduction to public leadership

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3.3.1 Developing yourself as a public leader

To conclude your brief study of public leadership, Professor Hartley and our panel of police leaders offer their advice on how to develop yourself as a leader in the public sphere.

The key points they make here will provide you with a range of areas on which to focus your skill development:

  • understanding and aligning your values
  • flexibility and adaptability across managerial and operational domains
  • creating networks beyond your immediate working environment
  • cultivating political astuteness
  • stepping back from the cultural norms and analysing the problem objectively
  • caring for the well-being of colleagues and followers
  • developing a sense of authenticity and valuing difference.
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