Police Leadership as Practice (Hardcover)

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Police Leadership as Practice (Hardcover)


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Police Leadership as Practice applies a leadership-as-practice approach (emphasising leader-employee relationships) to law enforcement. This book provides a progressive and collaborative leadership text for students of law enforcement, as well as insights into leadership dynamics in all organisations for students and researchers of business and management.

The police leadership-as-practice perspective provides a holistic understanding of leadership in the police, identifying factors that inhibit and promote learning. It refers to four main components as dynamic and continuously evolving processes:

  • Strategies: social mission and organisation, along with strategies as practice
  • Community: organisational and police culture, identity and belonging, community of practice and competencies
  • Participation: sense-making and discretion; power and politics
  • Activities: learning as practice, change and change management as practice

Practical and enriched with case studies, examples and best practice, the textbook is also rigorously research based. Authored by a professor of business and management with specialist knowledge in police leadership, it brings the cutting edge of leadership thinking to the practicalities of policing. It is essential reading for those engaged with policing, leadership roles, and management.

Cathrine Filstad is Professor at Kristiania University College, Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, and at the Police University College, Department of Police Leadership Education, Norway. She received her PhD in Organizational Learning and Leadership in 2003 from Aarhus School of Business, Denmark.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032123295
ISBN-10: 103212329X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: February 28th, 2022
Pages: 176
Language: English