HSTV Presents: Leadership 101
 Leadership 101 For Homeland Security Professionals. HSTV talks to Donald E. Vandergriff, a leader development expert, and Terry Shear, the Vice Consul for Homeland Security at the British Embassy about the issues surrounding leadership development in homeland security.
Starts March 1
The type of leadership methodology that military, first responders, law enforcement and security should be practicing is adaptive leadership. Adaptive leadership is a method of leadership that is constant and all encompassing. All encompassing not in the sense of let’s all sit around, hold hands and hope things work out, instead in the real sense of lets create and nurture the proper climate and culture that breeds mutual trust and cohesion. Allowing an organization to adapt and deal with any problem as it unfolds. This includes prevention efforts and response abilities. Developing superior individual and collective situational awareness through constant analysis, synthesis and experimentation in a given set of circumstances overrides any plan due to an ability to adapt on the fly, individually and collectively.
“…Experimentation is not a destination to be reached, but an unending process of trial, feedback, learning, renewal and experimentation again. The organization as a whole is agile, ready to learn, continually changing and improving. It is fast, flexible and never prepared to say: “We have not finished getting better.” Innovative organizations depend less on forecasting, planning and control and more on scanning, agility and feedback. Innovative organizations embrace uncertainty, recognizing that an uncertain future potentially holds as many opportunities as it does threats.” ~Brig.Gen. David Fastabend and Robert Simpson
Leadership is a daily activity, not just an event activity. Adaptive Leaders, lead daily by interacting with, training and developing their people and themselves for the conventional and unconventional threats and problems foreseen and unforeseen.
Leadership 101 video series will be well worth viewing.