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Leadership Qualities:

Write a response to the followingprompt:

  • Describe at least three ways in which a leader can failand how those failures can be avoided.
  • What are key leadership styles/traits/characteristicsneeded to avoid failure as a leader?

Clifton:

Beingan exploitive-authoritarian leader is one of the best ways to fail as aleader.  If a supervisor does not have confidence in their subordinatesand makes all the decisions from their point of view is a fast way to fail as aleader.  For example, when I worked at a prison there was a policy set inplace where the officers working had their keys taken away from them becauseusing the keys all the time instead of waiting for the controls center to openthe door was wearing down on the locks.  The locks were pretty costly tomaintain so the administration took all the keys away without asking theofficers how that would impact them.  This back fired on them oneday.  There was a fight that broke out in a module and all the officers respondedto the fight.  About a minute after the fight broke out a medicalemergency call was placed on the other side of the building.  Officers didnot have keys to get out of the module and it took them an extra few minutes toget to the medical emergency.  That inmate sued the department and wonbecause of the slow response time.  If the administration would havetalked to the officers that work that cell house everyday about the effects oftaking the keys away this issue could have been avoided all together.

Leaderscan also fail by giving the subordinate too much responsibility. The leader needs to know the ability of the subordinate and adapt to theirabilities.  The way this could be avoided is by proper evaluations to knowthe subordinates abilities.

Lackof training is another way that a leader can fail.  Training is costly andfor smaller departments budget issues are a huge deal.  Leaders need tounderstand the importance of having properly trained officers and commit tospending the money for training.

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