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“I wanted to find a way to serve others” Interview with Chief Constable Adrian Lee:Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police

“I wanted to find a way to serve others” Interview with Chief Constable Adrian Lee:Chief... Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a valuable perspective on leadership within the police force. Design/methodology/approach – In this interview, Adrian Lee talks candidly with Sue Howard and Jonathan Smith about the current challenges facing police and public sector leadership. Findings – Chief constable Adrian Lee's studies of theology, philosophy and law prior to him joining the police service have shaped and formed his sense of vocation and the values that are now central to many of the fundamental issues of leadership that the police service have to consider. Originality/value – This paper provides the valuable perspective of a chief constable on the challenges facing leaders in the police force, and applies this to the public sector more generally. Chief Constable Adrian Lee believes that vision, values and vocation are essential elements for effective policing in the twenty‐first century. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services Emerald Publishing

“I wanted to find a way to serve others” Interview with Chief Constable Adrian Lee:Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1747-9886
DOI
10.1108/17479881111160113
Publisher site
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a valuable perspective on leadership within the police force. Design/methodology/approach – In this interview, Adrian Lee talks candidly with Sue Howard and Jonathan Smith about the current challenges facing police and public sector leadership. Findings – Chief constable Adrian Lee's studies of theology, philosophy and law prior to him joining the police service have shaped and formed his sense of vocation and the values that are now central to many of the fundamental issues of leadership that the police service have to consider. Originality/value – This paper provides the valuable perspective of a chief constable on the challenges facing leaders in the police force, and applies this to the public sector more generally. Chief Constable Adrian Lee believes that vision, values and vocation are essential elements for effective policing in the twenty‐first century.

Journal

The International Journal of Leadership in Public ServicesEmerald Publishing

Published: May 18, 2011

Keywords: Police; Leadership; Faith; Vision; Values; Vocation

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