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Title: Traits of Leadership
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:78  Issue:11  Dated:November 2009  Pages:20-22
Author(s): Scott Jerabek; Danny Day Jr.
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 3
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the traits and/or characteristics comprising a good leader in both law enforcement and military organizations.
Abstract: General characteristics of good leaders seem to be universal. They understand that situations will change and that they must remain flexible. Good leaders must have the ability to empower everyone in their organization and to treat others as they want to be treated. They are selfless and develop subordinates’ traits of leadership. Lastly, good leaders have solid integrity to trust in their abilities, as well as those of their employees, to take ownership of a situation or problem. In summation, characteristics of a good law enforcement leader are integrity, flexibility, confidence, and empowerment. This article outlines the qualities and characteristics of a successful and effective leader in both law enforcement and the military.
Main Term(s): Leadership
Index Term(s): Interpersonal relations; Personality assessment; Police effectiveness; Police management; Police staff management
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