I first met Dr. Kimberly Alyn, a best-selling author and international professional speaker, at a SC Sheriff’s Association Conference where she was our guest speaker. I was totally impressed with her ethical vision for leadership and its consistency with the character-based message of Police Dynamics. Since that day, we have remained strong colleagues and email “pen pals.”
I came across this video of her speaking at a leadership conference and asked for her permission to post it here. I thought it would make a great finale to our series on Dynamic Leadership.
She emphasizes the importance of building strong relationships to influence others — a key component of our Coactivity Maxim and the Team Building Roles of a SuperVisor. You will particularly like the example of a Renegade Cop who “overdosed” on some confiscated marijuana. See the video through to the end because the best part is her rendition of “Up Time“…
Thanks, Kim. And keep up the good character…!
The Power for Effective Change Rests within your Relationships
In her video, Kim talks about the formal and informal leader which ties right in with our teaching on the Roles of a SuperVisor. The formal leader has strong Organizational Roles, while an informal leader has strong Team Building Roles. Of course, a Dynamic Leader is one who has learned to integrate both. As Kim points out, Inspirational Leadership is all about creating an environment where team members are motivated to change…