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Leader of the Future 2012 & 2016

Successful police leaders will build and guide adaptable organizations that embrace innovation in our conventional work and seek out new ways of creating and nurturing safe communities.
Core Statement 5 ~ 2012
Police leaders in the coming decades should see themselves as part of a transformation in American policing. Individually and collectively, they will need the world view and personal capacity to create a healthy, responsive and respected institution for the 21st century.
Core Statement 5 ~ 2016 Update

“Transformation” is a big word that should not be used lightly. While it is used a lot today, we believe it is the right word at the right time:

  • The role of institutions in American life is changing
  • Policing is under intense public scrutiny
  • Leaders of institutions under scrutiny would be wise to take control of the future
  • The work of policing has long since moved beyond city limits, but today’s complexity is unprecedented
  • New organizational models are moving away from command and control and broadening leadership beyond the top executive
  • And, finally, technology and the digital age have changed everything

Transformational leaders take the long view and seek to build something that will outlast their tenure. As we say above and in the other Core Statements, a transformation will align the internal environment with the stated public mission, will focus on co-produced public safety and will put in place a new leadership model.

The world and organization of the future require a new kind of leader and new approaches for developing that leader.
Core Statement 6 ~ 2012
A key aspect of a transformation must be to re-think the leadership model. Transformational leaders must be mindful and purposeful in adapting their own role and in cultivating a new system-wide approach to organizational power, diversity, influence and culture.
Core Statement 6 ~ 2016 Update


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