Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders

ICLD 2.8 Action Leadership: Discussion Board

Instructor: Dr. Mitch
  1. Post a new discussion related to the topics covered in this module.  Your post needs to provide specific lessons learned with examples from this module helping you enhance your leadership capacity at work.
  2. After posting your discussion, review posts provided by other students in the class and reply to at least one of them. 


  • I feel that leaders are those that can effectively make a change in their subordinates by inspiring them to do better not only because they have to, but because they want to. Being able to take the basic concept and principle of a single idea, then put it into something tangible, before having the final product set into place and developed into a daily task or readily accepted practice squad or agency-wide can be rewarding and taxing. Those that can do that are an intricate part of the agency and help them move in the correct direction.

  • Leadership can be adjusted to different situations in which we come across. In some aspects someone may be more fit for the situation than you are. In the end we all have the same goal to reach. In team functions of the jail we assure that the safety and security is the main goal.

    • I agree. In this field, having an active role in the leadership of your agency and with your squad is highly important. Being able to prioritize goals associated with the functions specific to your unit are essential to keeping everyone on the same playing field.

  • Leadership is a skill that can be natural or a trained skill. It is important for a leader to know where they are at and to continue to grow their leadership skills. According to Crutchfield, there are three actions to the action-centered leadership model; task function, team function and individual function. All three skills play an important role in the model and can improve a unit and agency’s mission and goals. Task function is about identifying the vision or task at hand and incorporating clear goals for everyone on the team. Team function requires the leader to include all members on establishing goals, agrees to the goals and understands their roles in accomplishing the goals. Individual function requires the leader to understand the talents of each member on the team and to ensure that all their needs are met (2017).
    Crutchfield, P. (2017). Action leadership. 2.8, Week # 7. National Command and Staff College. Retrieved from https://cloud.scorm.com/content/

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